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Capital: Buenos Aires  •  Currency: Argentine peso  •  President: Mauricio Macri  •  Population: 41.45 million (2013) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+54

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March 02, 2017

 

Power Vacuum Leads to Fighting Among Chinese Mafias in Argentina

 

Three Chinese mafias are reportedly vying for criminal dominance following the capture of the leader of the most powerful mafia in Argentina, demonstrating the resilience of these organizations and the authorities' failure to disrupt their activities.

 

Investigators told Argentine news organization Perfil that armed confrontations have taken place between three Chinese mafias looking to take over the criminal industries run by Pi Xiu, considered the largest and most violent mafia in the country. Pi Xiu's leader, Yong Ye, alias "A Di," was captured during a joint Argentine-Chinese operation dubbed "Dragon's Head" in June 2016.

 

According to Perfil, these criminal organizations are involved in a range of criminal activities, including prostitution, human smuggling, express kidnappings and drug trafficking. These activities are reportedly financed by the extortion of supermarkets in Chinese neighborhoods. Police say supermarket owners pay as much as $50,000 per year in extortion fees, Perfil reported.

February 21, 2017

 

Bus Accident In Argentine Andes Near Chile

 

At least 19 people were killed when a coach overturned on a remote road in the Argentine Andes, near the border with Chile, officials say. A survivor who was not identified said that the coach had been travelling too fast, despite the concerns of passengers.

 

The attorney general of Mendoza province, Alejandro Gulle, was quoted by AFP news agency as saying that two Chilean coach drivers who survived the crash were being questioned in the town of Uspallata, a tourist location near the 6,960m (22,835ft) Mt Aconcagua.

 

"I was sleeping when the bus began to flip over," the unidentified teenaged passenger told Argentina's Channel 13. "[When] I woke up and I was falling. The passenger said the bus had continued to travel at speed even though passengers volubly complained..

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