latest news headlines | Boks set for 100th Rugby Championship Test.

The Springboks will play their 100th match in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship when they face Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

- - ZA | EXCLUSIVE: Pumas mentally ready for Boks.

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Argentina captain Agustin Creevy says his charges are ready mentally to tackle the Springboks.

- - ZA | Boks boast healthy win record v Pumas.

The Springboks go into their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Port Elizabeth with a healthy head-to-head record.

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A heartbroken family says goodbye as Oakland nurse, husband deported.

Highland Hospital nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her husband, Eusebio Sanchez, lost their last-ditch bid to delay their removal after nearly two decades in the United States and were deported to Mexico Wednesday night. Neither have criminal records. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn't care. Accompanying ...

- Daily Kos - US | Boks to win by 14 in PE - bookies.

The Springboks will have no trouble securing a win over Argentina in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, say local bookmakers.

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The Make Or Break Moment For Argentina's Shale Boom.

Argentina's abundant shale resources have attracted a growing number of major international companies since the beginning of this year—all of them interested in developing the prized Vaca Muerta shale formation; but mid-term elections are making everyone nervous, and a change in the current pro-business climate could mean ...

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Marist Brothers: School director admits abusing student.

An official for the Marist Brothers says the general director of an elite school founded by the order in Argentina is admitting he abused a student 38 years ago.

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Pregnant woman stabbed to death and burned in satanic ritual in Argentina.

Three men, including the woman's ex-boyfriend, have been arrested in connection to her murder.

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US to sell pork to Argentina for first time since 1992.

US to sell pork to Argentina for first time since 1992...

- MENAFN - JO | Coetzee happy with loose trio balance.

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says he is happy with the balance in his loose trio ahead of Saturday's clash against Argentina.

- - ZA | Argentina recall three for Bok Test.

Argentina have made three changes to the team that defeated Georgia in June for a Rugby Championship first round clash with South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

- - ZA | Coetzee: Selecting Bosch a 'must'

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is looking for a lot from youngster Curwin Bosch in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.

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Manuel Lanzini will reject Liverpool move due to World Cup ambitions says West Ham boss Slaven Bilic

The Argentina international is set to be handed a new deal to convince him to stay the London Stadium.

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HBO Latin America's 'The Bronze Garden': Directors Pablo Fendrik, Hernán Goldfrid Talk Genre, Shot Set-Ups, Character

After decades of Latin American realism in cinema and soap opera in TV, restrained by customs and context, a lot is beginning to stir and transgress entertainment conventions. Argentina - with Mexico, one of the few Latin American countries to forge its own genre tradition, is once again the stage for a fresh take on...

- Variety - US | Cassiem starts at No 8 for Boks, Bosch on bench

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named his side for their opening Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Port Elizabeth.

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Successful Start For Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in Cincinnati Masters Tennis Tournament

Bulgaria's top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov had a successful start in the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament. He defeated Feliciano Lopez from Spain 7:6, 6:4. In the next round the Bulgaria faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. Dimitrov has never won a match against del Potro in the total of 5 matches between the ...

- Novinite - BG | Jantjies: Boks will have to be sharp

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies has stressed that the Springboks cannot afford to rest on their laurels when they tackle Argentina.

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Argentina has chance of a lifetime to discard its populist past. Will Macri pull it off?

Judging from the better-than-expected performance of President Mauricio Macri's party in the Aug. 13 primary elections and from what the country's leader told me in an interview, I'm feeling moderately … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US | Smith: Pumas will not play like their Super-side

The Jaguares' poor run in Super Rugby will not affect Argentina's performance in the Rugby Championship.

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Petrobras Argentina Sale Under Scrutiny in Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year's controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, a lawyer representing some Petrobras shareholders said on Wednesday. Petrobras, formally known as Petroleo Brasileiro SA , sold its 67.2 percent stake in Petrobras ...

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Disappearance of Protestor in Argentina

Expand A man poses for a photo with a portrait of Santiago Maldonado, during a demonstration to demand actions to find him in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 11, 2017.  © 2017 Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Pressure is building on Argentina to find 28-year-old Santiago Maldonado, who has been missing, possibly the victim of an ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Pence acts as Trump's global translator, spinning his words to soothe allies

Throughout his tour of Latin America, Vice President Mike Pence has cast himself to his hosts as a dutiful, even earnest messenger for President Donald Trump. But in visits this week to Colombia, Argentina and Chile, Pence has acted more like Trump's translator. Again and again, the vice president's...

- - US | Argentina consider change in selection policy

Argentina may be forced to rethink their selection policy if they do not have a successful Rugby Championship campaign this season.

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Mike Pence commemorates Holocaust, terrorism victims in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina , Vice President Mike Pence in Argentina commemorated Holocaust victims and those killed in terrorist attacks on Israelis and the Jewish community in 1992 and 1994. On Tuesday, Pence paid homage to the victims at a memorial in Buenos Aires , his first stop during an official visit to Argentina –...

- JTA - US

Mike Pence commemorates Holocaust, terror victims in Argentina

US Vice President visits memorial to victims of 1992 and 1994 terror attacks on Argentinian Jewish community.

- Arutz Sheva - IL | PE set for R150m cash boost from Bok Test

Port Elizabeth is hoping to receive a R150 million boost into the economy following this weekend's Test between the Springboks and Argentina.

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Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin America

Vice President Mike Pence praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri's “bold reform agenda” Tuesday, hailing the country as a model for the region, in contrast to ...

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Argentina's Macri Says Military Force Not 'the Way to Go' in Venezuela

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri is the latest Latin American leader to say U.S. military intervention is not "the way to go" to bring back democracy to Venezuela. Macri and visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with reporters following their talks Tuesday in Buenos Aires. "The way to go is not the use of force," ...

- Voice of America - US

Hundreds rally in support of Oakland nurse, family members facing deportation within hours

Some 200 members of the Alameda Health System joined Oakland community leaders to rally in support of Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, a Highland Hospital nurse and undocumented immigrant who, barring a last-minute intervention, will be deported Tuesday. Mendoza-Sanchez isn't alone in possibly being torn from her U.S. home of ...

- Daily Kos - US

Pence Praises Argentina's Economic Reforms

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" during a visit to that country, calling Macri's efforts to transform Argentina's economy an "inspiration." Days after local primary elections that were seen as a boost for Macri's pro-business agenda, Pence said ...

- Voice of America - US

Violent risks intelligence bulletin – 15 August 2017

Americas Argentina - 12 August 2017: La Nacin newspaper reported that differences within the leadership of the CGT labour umbrella organisation over the general strike on 22 August make a split likely. Colombia - 14 August 2017: ELN rebels reiterated their refusal to stop kidnapping

- Jane’s - US

Pence: U.S. won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'

During a trip to Argentina Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American nations "to do more" to help resolve the political crisis in Venezuela, insisting stability in the nation is in the best interest of the entire hemisphere.         


Pence praises Argentina as a model partner while raising pressure on Venezuela

Vice president seeks to soothe U.S. allies in hemisphere alarmed over Trump's threat against Venezuela.

- Washington Post - US

U.S. confident of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution: Pence

BUENOS AIRES - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

- Reuters - US

Pence speaks of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution

BUENOS AIRES - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

- Reuters - US

Mike Pence says he's confident the US will reach a 'peaceful' solution with Venezuela

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BUENOS AIRES - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident of reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela with economic and diplomatic pressure on Nicolas Maduro's regime. He applauded Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" and said the two had ...

- Business Insider - US

Pence downplays possibility of military intervention in Venezuela

Vice president expresses confidence in a "peaceable solution to the crisis facing Venezuelan people" during press conference with Argentina's president


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The Latest: Pence honors Argentina's liberator at cathedral

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America :

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Pence expected to praise economic reforms in Argentina

Vice President Mike Pence is in Argentina, where he's expected to praise President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms days after local midterm elections that were seen as a boost for Macri's pro-business agenda.

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Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

HONG KONG, Aug 15 — Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month....

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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

HONG KONG - Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month.

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Argentina ends Pucará engine replacement programme

Argentina's programme to equip its IA-58 Pucará aircraft with new Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-62 engines is finished, although it has not officially been terminated, according to sources in the Argentine Air Force and state-run Fábrica Argentina de Aviones , the company leading

- Jane’s - US

Argentina unveils new Vigía 2B MALE UAV design

Argentine aircraft manufacturer Fábrica Argentina de Aviones has showcased a mock-up of a Vigía 2B medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle developed together with INVAP. The UAV was unveiled during Argentine Air Force day celebrations on 10 August.

- Jane’s - US | Bosch edges closer to Springbok debut

The news that Handre Pollard is still unfit means that a Curwin Bosch Springbok debut is likely against Argentina on Saturday.

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Argentina poll prompts sigh of relief among investors

Primaries seen as vote of confidence in Mauricio Macri's reform agenda

- Financial Times - US

PM May supports Falklands' self determination; calls on Argentina to meet September joint communiqué

Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated the UK Government's strong and wholehearted support for the Falkland Islands right to self-determination and underlined UK is seeking a more productive relation with Argentina but cautioned that the full potential of the relationship depends on Buenos Aires meeting the public ...

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Argentina: Macri Alliance Bolstered by Election

The surprising success of President Mauricio Macri's political coalition in key Argentine provinces in a primary election has strengthened its position heading into October's midterm legislative vote and given a boost to its pro-business economic reforms.   Sunday's primary vote to determine the candidates in Argentina's ...

- Voice of America - US | Bok pivot Pollard remains sidelined

Handre Pollard has been ruled out of contention for selection for the Springboks' opening Rugby Championship opener against Argentina.

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Argentina: Macri alliance bolstered by election

The surprising success of Argentine President Mauricio Macri's political coalition in key provinces in a primary election strengthens its position in October's midterm legislative vote.

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