All About Argentina

ARGENTINA / 21 FEB 2013

An investigative report says Argentina’s national anti-money laundering body neglects to fully investigate reports of suspicious activities by Argentine citizens and companies, opening a giant escape hatch for nearly $100…

ARGENTINA / 4 FEB 2013

At least 50 Chinese people have been smuggled through Uruguay in the last two years, perhaps signalling the country's growing importance as a human trafficking hub to move people…

ARGENTINA / 23 JAN 2013

Escalating violence in Argentina's northeastern Santa Fe province has sparked a political war of words, as organized crime takes a central role in the dispute between the national government and…

ARGENTINA / 9 JAN 2013

The two sons of a former air force general were sentenced to 13 years in prison for drug trafficking, the conclusion of a dramatic case indicative of Argentina's new status…

ARGENTINA / 19 DEC 2012

Authorities have broken up a human trafficking ring allegedly dedicated to moving Chinese and Dominicans from Uruguay to Argentina for forced labor, reinforcing Argentina's growing reputation as a regional human…

ARGENTINA / 12 DEC 2012

A landmark human trafficking case in Argentina has ended with all defendants being absolved of all charges, underscoring the difficulties of securing successful prosecutions for such cases.

ARGENTINA / 22 NOV 2012

An investigation by Clarin reveals the lack of law enforcement controls along Argentina's Ruta 34 highway, the main entry point for cocaine into the country, which is one of the…

ARGENTINA / 6 NOV 2012

A provincial Argentine police chief accused of ties to drug trafficking was released from prison by a judge, in a case now feeding into a wider political battle over who…

ARGENTINA / 2 NOV 2012

New details have emerged about the capture of Urabeños leader Henry de Jesus Lopez, alias "Mi Sangre," in Buenos Aires, including the fact that Argentine officials had previously…

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2012

The governments of Uruguay and Argentina have signed an agreement to jointly monitor drug flights to try to stem the amount of drugs brought in via illicit flights into the…

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2012

Evidence of police corruption in northern Argentina illustrates how vulnerable the country is to organized crime, as domestic demand for cocaine rises and the country emerges as a regional trafficking…

ARGENTINA / 26 OCT 2012

Customs officials in Argentina have seized 40 percent more cocaine so far this year when compared to the same period in 2011, illustrating the country's increasing importance as a both…

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