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Q&A Travel unravelled: The ideal itinerary for a three week

Q My 22-year-old son and two student friends are going to South America in August for three weeks. They fly out to Rio de Janeiro, and back from Buenos Aires. They are thinking of bussing across Uruguay between the two cities. Would it be better to just book a flight? Kathleen Mulholland

Fernandez way ahead in Argentina primary

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez had a very wide lead in Sunday's primary, partial official results showed, putting her on course to win re-election in October and deepen interventionist policies.

Argentina jails 'dirty war' officers accused over killing of German

Argentina has jailed two ageing former army officers for life for their role in the country's infamous "dirty war" of the 1970s, ending a long-running torture and murder case which has also led to charges of shameful inaction being levelled at the German government for over 30 years.

Santos hold firm on Neymar sale

Santos have no plans to sell teenage striker Neymar and want to keep him at the club for several more years, Santos President Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro said on Thursday.

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Néstor Kirchner: Former President of Argentina credited with

Néstor Kirchner was Argentina's President for four years until he surprisingly stepped aside in 2007, without campaigning, for a fellow Peronist who would become the current President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. As her name suggests, she happened to be his wife. Many people thought this was strange – even more so recently, after Kirchner the husband said he would run against his wife a year from now in the nation's next presidential elections.

Kamchatka, By Marcelo Figueras, trans. Frank Wynne

Argentina, 1976. It is a terrifying time for all with left-wing leanings and thousands disappear, many the victims of extra-judicial executions. A young boy is taken out of school and his family flee to a safe house in the secluded hills outside Buenos Aires. They adopt new identities and the boy names himself Harry after his hero Houdini.