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Fernandez defends grain export tax  President Cristina Fernandez defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers Mercosur condemns EU migrant law  South American heads of state have ended a regional summit with a fierce attack on EU immigration policies   Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'  The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strong evidence that a former SS member Aribert Heim is in southern Chile or Argentina Rallies divide Buenos Aires before tax vote   Tens of thousands of farmers and government supporters are staging dueling protests ahead of a Senate vote on controversial farm taxes   Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'  Efraim Zuroff made progress in finding 94-year-old Aribert Heim, former concentration camp physician, accused of torturing Jewish prisoners President drops farm tax after protests
Latin America nuclear pact signed Train-bus collision kills 18 Farmers strike leaves shelves bare  A strike by farmers, who are protesting an increase in export taxes for their products, continued for a 13th day with no solution in sight Farmers move to end strike Striking farmers resume blockades  Farmers seething at export taxes on their crops resumed blockades of rural highways after talks failed to end a 19-day-old strike Farmers suspend strike, open roads Dirty War adoption couple jailed Argentina braced for torch relay  The Olympic torch has been hidden in a secret location ahead, as authorities hope protests will not mar the parade Peaceful Olympic torch run Smoke chokes Buenos Aires Economy minister steps down Farmers resume strike Farmers resume strike against export tax Farmers say no to tax changes Traffic snarls latest bump in farm crisis Map of Cordoba Argentina  Disagreements between the government and farmers over export taxes flared up as drivers used their trucks to snarl traffic Controversial tax to fund social programs  President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to fund a public works program with revenues from a agrarian export tax Farmers renew protests


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  Thousands of farmers protesting grain export tax increases returned to road blockades nationwide, angry over a police crackdown
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  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers


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  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria
 He collected a through ball from Lionel Messi in the 58th minute
Aug.28   Former generals sentenced to life  Antonio Bussi and Luciano Menendez accused of murdering a senator during military dictatorship were sentenced to life in prison

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Sep.3   Argentina endorses $3B Andes tunnel  President Fernandez is promising to help build a 23-kilometer tunnel through the Andes into Chile Sep.21 Argentina beat Russia in Davis Coup Sep.26   Argentina grapples with fierce drought Map of Santa Fe Argentina
  This year fewer than 200 millimeters of rain have fallen, less than a third of the 600 millimeters that usually have fallen by this time


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Nov.4   Argentina confirm Maradona as new coach
  Football legend Diego Maradona, 48, has been officially confirmed as the new coach of the national side Nov.10   Autoworkers hit hard by downturn  Argentina's carmakers have ordered some factory workers to take unpaid vacations and slashed work schedules for others Nov.20   Pension takeover passed  Senate has approved a bill to nationalise private pension schemes worth at least $23bn, as a victory for President Fernandez's government Nov.22   Man kills himself on TV  Mario Ferreyra, a former police chief, wanted for alleged crimes against human rights, has shot himself dead in front of television cameras

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Dec.4   Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice
Dec.5     Stranded Antarctic cruise ship evacuated  All 122 people aboard Panamanian-flagged Ushuaia, stranded off Antarctica, have been evacuated by helicopters and 2 Chilean navy ships Dec.10   Remains found in 'Dirty War' center Map of La Plata Argentina  More than 10,000 charred bone fragments were found buried at the site of a former government detention center, the first find of its kind





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Dirty War adoption couple jailed   Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'  The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strong evidence that a former SS member Aribert Heim is in southern Chile or Argentina   Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'  Efraim Zuroff made progress in finding 94-year-old Aribert Heim, former concentration camp physician, accused of torturing Jewish prisoners   Stranded Antarctic cruise ship evacuated  All 122 people aboard Panamanian-flagged Ushuaia, stranded off Antarctica, have been evacuated by helicopters and 2 Chilean navy ships Remains found in 'Dirty War' center Map of La Plata Argentina  More than 10,000 charred bone fragments were found buried at the site of a former government detention center, the first find of its kind Train-bus collision kills 18 Smoke chokes Buenos Aires Argentina grapples with fierce drought Map of Santa Fe Argentina




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  This year fewer than 200 millimeters of rain have fallen, less than a third of the 600 millimeters that usually have fallen by this time
Nov.22 Man kills himself on TV  Mario Ferreyra, a former police chief, wanted for alleged crimes against human rights, has shot himself dead in front of television cameras Dec.4 Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast
  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice
Dec.5   Stranded Antarctic cruise ship evacuated  All 122 people aboard Panamanian-flagged Ushuaia, stranded off Antarctica, have been evacuated by helicopters and 2 Chilean navy ships



Argentina, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.11 Peaceful Olympic torch run
Aug.19 Argentina rout 9-man Brazil to reach final Aug.22 Argentina - second straight soccer gold
  Angel di Maria has fired Argentina to its second Olympic title in a row in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria
 He collected a through ball from Lionel Messi in the 58th minute
Sep.21 Argentina beat Russia in Davis Coup Nov.4 Argentina confirm Maradona as new coach  Football legend Diego Maradona, 48, has been officially confirmed as the new coach of the national side



Argentina, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.22 Latin America nuclear pact signed
Mar.25 Farmers strike leaves shelves bare  A strike by farmers, who are protesting an increase in export taxes for their products, continued for a 13th day with no solution in sight Mar.28 Farmers move to end strike Mar.31 Striking farmers resume blockades  Farmers seething at export taxes on their crops resumed blockades of rural highways after talks failed to end a 19-day-old strike Apr.2 Farmers suspend strike, open roads Apr.25 Economy minister steps down May.7 Farmers resume strike May.28 Farmers resume strike against export tax May.31 Farmers say no to tax changes Jun.4 Traffic snarls latest bump in farm crisis Map of Cordoba Argentina  Disagreements between the government and farmers over export taxes flared up as drivers used their trucks to snarl traffic Jun.10 Controversial tax to fund social programs  President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to fund a public works program with revenues from a agrarian export tax Jun.15 Farmers renew protests
  Thousands of farmers protesting grain export tax increases returned to road blockades nationwide, angry over a police crackdown
Jun.17 Fernandez defends grain export tax  President Cristina Fernandez defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers Jul.18 President drops farm tax after protests
  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers
Sep.3 Argentina endorses $3B Andes tunnel  President Fernandez is promising to help build a 23-kilometer tunnel through the Andes into Chile Nov.10 Autoworkers hit hard by downturn  Argentina's carmakers have ordered some factory workers to take unpaid vacations and slashed work schedules for others Nov.20 Pension takeover passed  Senate has approved a bill to nationalise private pension schemes worth at least $23bn, as a victory for President Fernandez's government Nov.22 Man kills himself on TV  Mario Ferreyra, a former police chief, wanted for alleged crimes against human rights, has shot himself dead in front of television cameras



Argentina, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.4 Dirty War adoption couple jailed
Jul.8   Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'  The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strong evidence that a former SS member Aribert Heim is in southern Chile or Argentina Jul.17   Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'  Efraim Zuroff made progress in finding 94-year-old Aribert Heim, former concentration camp physician, accused of torturing Jewish prisoners Aug.28 Former generals sentenced to life  Antonio Bussi and Luciano Menendez accused of murdering a senator during military dictatorship were sentenced to life in prison



Argentina, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.22 Latin America nuclear pact signed
Mar.31 Striking farmers resume blockades  Farmers seething at export taxes on their crops resumed blockades of rural highways after talks failed to end a 19-day-old strike Apr.11 Argentina braced for torch relay  The Olympic torch has been hidden in a secret location ahead, as authorities hope protests will not mar the parade Apr.25 Economy minister steps down May.31 Farmers say no to tax changes Jun.15 Farmers renew protests
  Thousands of farmers protesting grain export tax increases returned to road blockades nationwide, angry over a police crackdown
Jun.17 Fernandez defends grain export tax  President Cristina Fernandez defended an increase in export taxes on grains that has riled many farmers Jul.1 Mercosur condemns EU migrant law  South American heads of state have ended a regional summit with a fierce attack on EU immigration policies Jul.15 Rallies divide Buenos Aires before tax vote   Tens of thousands of farmers and government supporters are staging dueling protests ahead of a Senate vote on controversial farm taxes Jul.18 President drops farm tax after protests
  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers
Aug.28 Former generals sentenced to life  Antonio Bussi and Luciano Menendez accused of murdering a senator during military dictatorship were sentenced to life in prison Nov.20 Pension takeover passed  Senate has approved a bill to nationalise private pension schemes worth at least $23bn, as a victory for President Fernandez's government