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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Buenos Aires

Last month
February 2023
# la nina
Heat and cold records broken in just five days in Argentina
The South American country this week battled its eighth heat wave so far this summer.
Last year
# Argentina
23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine
Two of the hospitalised are in a serious condition and on mechanical ventilation.
All time
# Buenos Aires
Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.
# Leopoldo Luque
'I've nothing to hide': Maradona's doctor defends treatment of 'unmanageable' patient
A preliminary autopsy report established that Maradona died in his sleep of “acute lung oedema and chronic heart failure”.
# Diego Maradona
Argentine police search Maradona doctor’s home and office
The footballer was buried on Thursday in a private ceremony.
# Buenos Aires
Argentine prosecutors investigate whether death of Diego Maradona involved medical negligence
Maradona’s lawyer has been leading calls for such an investigation.
# karate kid
'I'm just over the moon - all the hard work is paying off': Bronze medal for Cork's Sean McCarthy at Youth Olympics
The teenager came up short in the Men’s Kumite semi-finals but certainly made his mark on the tournament.
# founding fathers
From Cashel to Buenos Aires: the remarkable Irish influence on Argentina's football history
The Irishmen who founded Lobos Athletic Club, Velez Sarsfield’s background and Paddy McCarthy’s impact on Boca Juniors.
# Buenos Aires
Argentina takes a massive step towards legalised abortions
The debate has divided Argentine society.
# GAA Abroad
An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games
A small group of coaches from Ennis spent two weeks in Buenos Aires and Rosario teaching children the skills and traditions of GAA.
# diplomatic incident
Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires
The drugs had a street value of around $50 million.
# southern hemisphere
All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title
Already assured of winning the competition, New Zealand claimed a 36-10 victory in Buenos Aires.
# behind a bookshelf
Massive haul of Nazi artifacts found in hidden room near Buenos Aires
It’s believed they were brought to the country by high-ranking Nazis after World War II.
# Boca Juniors
The amazing story of Tipperary man who helped found Argentina's most famous football club
Paddy McCarthy moved to Buenos Aires in 1900.
# Vandalism
Lionel Messi statue 'decapitated' in Argentina
The statue, sculpted out of black marble, was erected last June.
# Looking Back
'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'
In an extract from his recently released book, Roberto Duran looks at his near-death experience.
# Buenos Aires
Five people die after taking drugs at music festival in Argentina
Five others were hospitalised and autopsies will be carried out to confirm the cause of death.
# Bad Blood
Watch: Tevez headbutted as five sent off in Boca's 'friendly' with River Plate
Fiery pre-season encounter marred by indiscipline from both sides.
# History makers
'It was just meant to be a college project' - The rise and rise of FootGolf in Ireland
Ronan Cunningham chats to The42 about travelling to Buenos Aires with the rest of the Irish side.
# timing their run
Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney
Michael Cheika’s men ran in two tries in the last two minutes to seal a bonus point win away to Argentina.
# Tragedy
Ten people, including two Olympians, killed as helicopters collide mid-air
Camille Muffat was a gold medallist at London 2012.
# Conspiracy
Argentine prosecutor had warrant for President's arrest
The prosecutor was set to appear before Argentinian lawmakers
# villas miserias
Tour the 'Villas Miserias' - the Buenos Aires slums that Pope Francis wanted to help
Watch this Irishwoman’s report from the sprawling poor neighbourhoods that hold 300,000 people in extreme poverty.
# Buenos Angry
Argentina burns bondholders for the second time in 13 years
The country’s Finance Minister hit out at what he called “vulture funds”.
# Hidden
Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument
Coins, medals, banknotes and some old scrolls were found in the box which was hidden when the monument was put in place in 1921.
# Missing
Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.
Buenos Aires and Milwaukee teams set for Galway hurling action
The sides are part of 16 teams who will compete in the International Hurling festival which starts today.
# Talent
Here's Tottenham's new €30m signing - as a 12-year-old prodigy
Even as a youngster, clubs such as Barcelona were interested in Erik Lamela.
# Argentina
Record floods leave 54 dead in Argentina
Record rainfall has swept through the streets of La Plata, about 40 miles south of Buenos Aires.
# Badge of honour
The Pope’s local club, San Lorenzo, wore these special jerseys in honour of Francis I
Habemus new jerseys!
# Circle of Life
Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant
The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.
# Argentina
Two dead and 300 arrested as mobs loot supermarkets in Argentina
Violence erupts as impatience grows with government of President Cristinia Kirchner.
# Argentina
More than 30,000 protest against Argentina's government
Peaceful demonstrations took place across Buenos Aires last night.
# Argentina
Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal
Infants were illegally taken from their political prisoners parents 30 years ago.
# Train Crash
Update: 49 killed, hundreds injured in Buenos Aires train crash
A child was among the dead after the packed train struck the end of the line in Argentina’s capital today.
# Argentina
Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Cristina Fernadez is not the first South American leader to be be diagnosed cancer in recent months – Presidents Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil all have undergone treatments recently.
# Argentina
Cristina Fernandez wins landslide re-election in Argentina
The wife of former president Nestor Kirchner won with 57 per cent of the votes cast, her nearest challenger got under 17 per cent.
# Argentina
Argentina: Reasons sought for deadly multiple-vehicle crash
Eleven people have died and hundreds are injured following a multiple-vehicle crash in Argentina: a bus in Buenos Aires crashed into an oncoming train before being thrown into the path of another locomotive.
# Argentina
Seven killed as bus tries to beat train in Buenos Aires
More than 160 people were injured in today’s bus and train collision during rush hour.
# Argentina
6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina
The earthquake prompted evacuations in Buenos Aires and was felt in other populous areas – however those living at the epicentre didn’t even notice it.