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Uruguay president calls Argentine president an ‘old hag’

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica was left red-faced on Thursday after disparaging remarks apparently aimed at Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner and her late husband were picked up by an open microphone. “This old hag is worse than the cross-eyed man,” Mujica was caught saying at the start of a news conference…

Top Argentine official found hanged at summit

MONTEVIDEO — A top Argentine official was found hanged Tuesday in his hotel room in Montevideo during a summit meeting of the South American trade group Mercosur, police said. Ivan Heyn, the undersecretary of foreign trade, was found dead around 3:00 pm (1700 GMT) at the Radisson Hotel downtown, police…

Argentina legalizes gay marriage

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Argentina on Thursday became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, following a landmark Senate vote carried live on national television. The law, backed by the center-left government of President Cristina Kirchner, was adopted in a 33-27 vote after 15 hours of debate.…

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