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Bartolomé Mitre, the Greek President of Argentina

Few people know today that the first president of the unified Republic of Argentina was of Greek descent. Bartolome Mitre Martinez was born on June 26, 1821 in Buenos Aires to a Greek family whose original last name was...

Diego Maradona is Dead

Diego Maradona, the Argentinian superstar, regarded by many pundits as the most skilled player to grace the football grounds in Latin America and Europe died on Wednesday at age 60. According to Argentinian press reports Maradona died at his home...

Gabriel Katopodis: The New Minister of Public Works of Argentina is Greek

Gabriel Katopodis, an Argentinian lawyer and politician of Greek descent, was recently appointed as Argentina’s new Minister of Public Works. Katopodis will assume his office on December 10, 2019, along with the new cabinet of President Alberto Fernandez. The 52-year old...

Aristotle Onassis: The Triumph of the Ultimate Underdog

Aristotle Onassis was one of the richest men in history and certainly one of the most famous Greeks in the entire world during the 20th century. How did this young boy from Smyrna manage to amass a fortune while becoming...

Greek Anarchist Group Targets Argentinian Embassy

Greek anarchists belonging to the Rouvikonas (Rubicon) group entered the Embassy of Argentina in central Athens on Friday, scattering pamphlets and unfurling a banner along the exterior of the building. No arrests have been made. In a statement, the group said...

‘Uno y Mil Gernikas’ Exhibition in Argentina Displays the Innocent Victims of War, Past and Present

An exhibit called Uno y Mil Gernikas in Argentina showing the innocent victims of war is on display at the Museo de la Ciudad, Rosario’s City Museum. Although the exhibition focuses on 80th anniversary of Gernika’s bombing, it also displays images...

The Greek War Heroes of Argentinean Independence

  A memorial outside the Buenos Aires Naval Academy in Argentina features Hydra-born mariner Nikolaos G. Kolmaniatis (Nicolas Jorge Colmaniatis), who emigrated to Argentina in 1811, enlisted in the navy as a sailor, and rose through the ranks to become...

New Research Claims Hitler Escaped and Fled to Argentina, Possibly Through Greece

A new round of research into US government archives and other sources alleges that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide in his bunker in Berlin but fled to Argentina, potentially through Greece and the Canary Islands. Ex-CIA officer Bob...

Six Syrians Bearing False Greek Passports Arrested in Argentina

Argentinian authorities arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on fake Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters on Saturday. The six suspects, with one minor among them, were taken into custody at a Buenos...

Argentina’s Scioli to Appoint ‘Good Greek’ Batakis Economy Minister if Elected

Daniel Scioli, the ruling party candidate who leads in the polls ahead of Argentina's presidential elections on October 25, said on Thursday he would appoint Silvina Batakis economy minister if he wins. Batakis, who has been economy minister of the...