Buenos Aires

  • Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, released after ransom paid 23 hours 28 minutes ago

    The father of Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was kidnapped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before being released following the payment of a ransom, according to local media. Reports said the footballer had initially looked to fly from Turin, where he is in pre-season training, to Argentina on hearing the news...
  • World Cup 2014: Runners-up Argentina receive heroes' welcome at home July 15, 2014

    Thousands of people greeted a crestfallen Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires on Monday after the World Cup final defeat to Germany. Television networks carried live coverage of the Aerolineas Argentinas plane -- painted in the blue-and-white colors of...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentine reporter covering tournament killed in Brazil July 9, 2014

    Sap Paulo: Brazilian officials say an Argentine reporter covering the World Cup has been killed in a car accident caused when a vehicle being chased by police slammed into his taxi. Police inspector Paulo Roberto Poli tells the Globo TV network that Jorge Luis Lopez flew out of the car and...
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Buenos Aires tournament February 7, 2014

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal will miss next week's ATP tournament in Buenos Aires following a stomach bug that has hindered his recovery from the back injury he sustained at the Australian Open. "I had a stomach virus that has not allowed me to train this morning (Thursday) and I have had to...
  • Biting fish injure more than 70 bathers in Argentina December 27, 2013

    A swarm of biting fish injured more than 70 people who were bathing at a popular beach in Argentina on Christmas, a medical official said on Thursday. A seven-year-old girl had her finger partially amputated and dozens more suffered bite wounds on their extremities from the fish, a relative of the...
  • Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after nine years December 5, 2013

    Buenos Aires: World number one Rafael Nadal will play in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament in February for the first time since 2005, the Spaniard said on Wednesday. The tournament to be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 10 to 16 is part of the Latin American...
  • Bolt to race 100 metres on major Buenos Aires avenue October 2, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run a 100 metres exhibition race on a track laid down on the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue in central Buenos Aires in December, local media reported on Tuesday. The Jamaican world sprint champion, winner of six Olympic gold medals from the 2008 and...
  • Buenos Aires: Argentine woman sells 11-year-old daughter for freezer September 3, 2013

    In a shocking incident, an Argentine mother allegedly sold her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for a freezer. Thirty-year-old Pabla Cesarina Monzon Aldana reportedly swapped her daughter to a neighbour for the kitchen appliance and several other household items, police said. The girl, who is now in protective custody, was then forced to...
  • Jail chief quits after 13 escape Argentine prison August 22, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Argentina has replaced its prisons chief and offered a reward worth about USD 89,000 for help capturing 11 dangerous inmates who tunneled their way out of a maximum-security prison in a Buenos Aires' suburb. Thirteen inmates escaped from the federal prison in Ezeiza early Tuesday by digging through...
  • Argentina videos show train drivers reading, talking on phone, sleeping on duty August 1, 2013

    Argentina has put cameras in commuter train cabins that captured drivers reading books, talking on cellphones and even sleeping when they should have been focused on the rails. Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo presented the results on Wednesday as he announced new measures designed to improve train safety. One train driver...
  • Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at age 87 May 18, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87. Videla was the first president to head the military junta that "disappeared"...
  • Thousands gather at St Peter's Square to hear Pope's first Angelus March 18, 2013

    Thousands of Catholics waving flags from around the world packed St Peter's Square on Sunday to hear Pope Francis deliver his inaugural Angelus. ...
  • New Pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots March 15, 2013

    Vatican City: In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. In a heartfelt, simple homily, the Argentinian Pope laid out a...
  • Pope Francis: Simple image, complex past March 14, 2013

    Vatican City: On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who would become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour. Tales are traded about chatting with Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio as he squeezed in with others for...
  • Argentine train slams into station, 340 injured February 22, 2012

    Buenos Aires: A packed train slammed into the end of the line in Buenos Aires' busy Once station on Wednesday, injuring at least 340 morning commuters, Argentina's transportation secretary said. "There are people still trapped, people alive, and there may have been fatalities. We don't know if there are dead people"...
  • Argentina: bus-train crash kills 9, injures 212 September 14, 2011

    Buenos Aires: A train slammed into a bus trying to beat it across the railroad tracks during rush hour in the Argentine capital on Tuesday, ramming the vehicle into a platform and then striking another locomotive head-on. At least nine people, including the bus driver, were killed and 212 injured,...
  • Beatles barber turns shop into tribute to Fab 4 July 30, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Beatles fan Gerardo Weiss ran a typical Buenos Aires barber shop until he had a dream that the Fab Four dropped in for a haircut. Seven years later, Weiss has made Beatles-inspired cuts his specialty. "The dream got etched on my memory," he said at the modest salon, the walls...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina June 8, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned international...
  • Cute! White lioness bears 3 cubs in Argentina January 6, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Zookeepers in Buenos Aires showed off triplets Wednesday - three white cubs born to a pair of white lions imported from South Africa. Zoo officials say the two females and a male were born Nov. 16 and are the first white lions to be born in South America. Children...
  • Woman survives ninth-floor fall August 16, 2010

    Buenos Aires: A 21-year-old woman survived a fall from the ninth floor of a building in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. The woman, who hails from South Africa, broke an ankle and sustained a facial injury in the fall, but she is out of danger, doctors said. The accident occurred on Saturday,...
  • Wreckage of sunken 'gold ship' located in Argentina June 20, 2009

    Buenos Aires: A ship that sank in the South Atlantic in January, allegedly with over nine tonnes of gold and silver on board, was located off Argentina's Patagonian coast. According to Argentine media reports on Friday, it remained unclear whether the ship's load - worth an estimated $16.4 million - was...
  • Watch: 80-yr-old man mows down nine people March 22, 2008

    Buenos Aires: On Tuesday, a tragic accident in a Buenos Aires was caught on tape showing a car driven by an 80-year-old man hopping the curb in reverse and plowing into a group of people waiting for a bus. The driver then took off again, this time in forward, running...
  • 'How long can Maradona hold on?' June 16, 2007

    Buenos Aires: The life of former football star Diego Maradona was in serious danger prior to his renewed hospitalisation, his personal doctor has admitted. "We had to hospitalise him because we were losing him," Alfredo Cahe said after Maradona was admitted Friday. "The million-dollar question is how long he can hold...
  • Q goes underground once again June 20, 2007

    Buneos Aires: A day after CNN-IBN managed to trace Bofors pay off accused, Italian businessman, Ottavio Quattrocchi to Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires, he has checked out of the hotel to an undisclosed location. Quattrocchi, who is wanted in India, had not been allowed to leave his hotel since Tuesday, though...
  • CBI awaits a 'Q' from Argentina March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: The Argentinian Foreign Office is now processing documents presented by the Indian Government to extradite Ottavio Quattrocchi, the man accused in the 64 crore Bofors payoff deal. Two CBI agents presented the extradition request for Quattrocchi in Buenos Aires on Friday. They stated that they were "confident" their...
  • Did Bush twins run naked in hotel? November 29, 2006

    New York: US Embassy officials have reportedly "strongly suggested" the Bush twins to cut short their trip to Buenos Aires and leave Argentina because of alleged security issues. President Bush's twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, have stayed on, celebrating their 25th birthday over the Thanksgiving weekend, and producing even more...
  • Bush's daughter robbed in Argentina November 22, 2006

    Washington: First daughter Barbara Bush's purse was stolen while she was in Argentina with her twin sister Jenna, a law enforcement source who was briefed on the incident told CNN on Tuesday. Barbara Bush's mobile phone and purse were snatched when she and her twin Jenna, were dining in San Telmo,...
  • Let’s sway, it’s the time to Tango August 17, 2006

    Buenos Aires: Tango - the sultry Latin dance was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires nearly 200 years ago. And now, it’s time to tango - The World Tango Championships kick off in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The city is playing host to the Championships fourth year in...