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Argentine police officers accused of torture that appears on videoupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 12:35:00

An anonymous video that appears to show several police officers torturing young male suspects in Argentina has outraged many people in the South American country.

Argentina's president urges talks with British over Falkland Islandsupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 04:00:00

Thirty years after hundreds died in a fight over the disputed Falkland Islands, the Argentine president on Thursday urged Britain to once again try to resolve the conflict -- this time, at the negotiating table.

South American bishops pledge to fight human traffickingupdated: Wed May 30 2012 07:10:00

Dozens of Roman Catholic bishops in South America say human trafficking has seen "alarming growth" in the region.

Justice after Argentina's 'dirty war'updated: Fri May 25 2012 05:43:00

After 16 officers are jailed for their part in Argentina's 'dirty war' a woman tells how her parents were killed.

Argentine law lets people identify own genderupdated: Fri May 11 2012 08:29:00

Lawmakers in Argentina have approved a gender identity law that allows individuals to be recognized in official documents by the gender they choose.

Classical violin with a tango twistupdated: Thu May 10 2012 07:06:00

Classical violinist Sarah Chang takes her Argentinean tango inspiration onto the stage.

Twitter politicking causes stir in Latin Americaupdated: Wed May 09 2012 15:26:00

Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.

Musician's passionate journey through Buenos Airesupdated: Mon May 07 2012 12:03:00

Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Sarah Chang has grown through the weight of expectation to become one of the world's great violinists.

Falklands War retrospectiveupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:54:00

CNN's Dan Rivers looks at the history of the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

Argentine Olympic ad riles UK, IOCupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:54:00

Britain and international Olympic officials are taking issue with an advertisement claiming Argentina has sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

Argentina, Spain at odds over oil company expropriation updated: Tue Apr 17 2012 13:28:00

The Argentine government's decision to reclaim what was once its state-owned oil company through expropriation is straining diplomatic relations with Spain, where the news was met with objections.

Argentina to renationalize oil groupupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 21:42:00

Argentina is to renationalise YPF, its biggest oil company, ousting the Spanish group Repsol as majority shareholder and prompting a furious row with Madrid.

Report: Double-decker bus crash in Argentina kills 11updated: Sat Apr 07 2012 08:11:00

At least 11 people died and another 50 were injured when the driver of double-decker bus traveling from Bolivia to Argentina lost control of the vehicle, which veered three meters off a cliff, Argentinean state media said.

Nobel laureates urge UK, Argentina to negotiate over Falklandsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 15:22:00

Six Nobel Peace Prize laureates have urged Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks with Argentina on the future of the Falkland Islands.

Argentine court allows abortions in rape casesupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 15:40:00

Argentina's Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that will decriminalize abortions in cases of rape.

Explain it to me: Falkland Islandsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 10:21:00

Where are the Falkland Islands, why are countries fighting over them and why is Prince William there? Let us explain.

Argentina cruise ships caught in diplomatic stormupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 10:21:00

You don't expect while lecturing about politics on a ship to become a political pawn in a two hundred year-old territorial dispute, but that is what has happened to me and several thousand other passengers who cruised into the middle of the renewed spat between Britain and Argentina over who should control the Falkland Islands.

Argentina bars entry to two Bermuda-flagged ships after they visit Falklandsupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 09:19:00

Authorities in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province denied entry Monday to two cruise liners that were seeking to dock in the southern port of Ushuaia, in incidents linked to the political dispute over the Falkland Islands.

Tension rises over Falklands oilupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 09:19:00

CNN's Dan Rivers explains why drilling for oil off the Falklands Islands is increasing tension with Argentina.

Dozens dead in rush hour train crashupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 00:13:00

Dozens are killed and more than 600 injured in a train crash in Buenos Aires. CNN's Luis Carlos Velez reports.

Argentina declares two-day mourning period after train crash kills 50 updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 00:13:00

Argentina's president declared a two-day mourning period after a commuter train plowed into a barrier at a Buenos Aires station, killing 50 people and injuring hundreds more.

Royal visit, oil fuel Falklands tensionupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 10:30:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on simmering tensions over the Falkland Islands as Britain's Prince William deploys there.

Argentina slams Prince William's Falklands deploymentupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 22:35:00

Argentina's foreign ministry slammed British officials Tuesday over Prince William's upcoming deployment in the Falkland Islands.

Drought poses risk to corn, soybeans in Argentinaupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:37:00

Rain in Argentina on Tuesday brought some relief to the drought-stricken central part of the country, but concerns remained.

Argentina fines drug company over vaccine trialupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 17:11:00

A medical group in Argentina is asking for more drug-testing regulations in the South American country after a officials fined pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for alleged irregularities in a pediatric pneumonia vaccine trial.

Argentina fines drug company over vaccineupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 17:11:00

Rafael Romo reports on the Argentinian Fed. of Health Professionals' accusations against GlaxoSmithKline over a vaccine.

Argentina's president set to undergo surgery for thyroid cancerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.

Authorities investigate Argentinian governor's deathupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 10:29:00

Authorities were investigating Sunday after a gunshot wound to the face killed the governor of Argentina's Rio Negro province, state media reported.

Former Argentine dictator sentenced againupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 11:26:00

Former Argentine dictator Gen. Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for crimes against humanity at a clandestine detention center during his rule. He was already serving a 25-year sentence from a previous trial.

Doctors diagnose Argentinian president with thyroid cancerupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Argentina starts building new F1 circuitupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 17:12:00

Argentina's bid to host a Formula One race for the first time in more than a decade is under way after work started on a new circuit outside the capital Buenos Aires.

Argentina fight back in Davis Cup doublesupdated: Sat Dec 03 2011 16:16:00

Argentina's David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank kept Argentina's Davis Cup dreams alive after they thrashed Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in the doubles rubber 6-4 6-2 6-3 in Seville on Saturday.

Colombian model speaks from prisonupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:20:00

A former Colombian beauty queen, sentenced in Argentina for drug trafficking, speaks out. Rafael Romo reports.

'Queen of cocaine' expresses regretupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 14:20:00

From her very humble beginnings in Barranquilla, Colombia, she rose to be one of her country's most coveted beauty queens. At 21, Angie Sanclemente Valencia was crowned as Colombia's "Queen of Coffee."

Argentina's video gamers take on worldupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 19:02:00

At QB9's bricked-walled workspace in Buenos Aires, about 50 employees stay busy day and night creating video games.

Latino video game developers go globalupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 19:02:00

Latino video game developers are full-fledged players after years sitting on the sidelines. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

CNNMoney: Greek debt crisis: Shades of Argentinaupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 11:17:00

Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel descended on the G-20 summit last week intent on stabilizing Greece and resolving the European debt crisis. But Athens may instead end up seeking guidance from an unlikely source: Argentina.

Train, bus filled with schoolgirls crash in Argentinaupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:20:00

At least seven people were killed -- including five children -- when a freight train collided with a bus carrying schoolgirls on their way to a spiritual retreat in Argentina, state media reported Wednesday.

18 men on trial in Argentina's dirty warupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 16:31:00

Brian Byrnes was in Argentina as former military officers were sentenced for human rights abuses from the dirty war.

Argentina's inflation skyrocketsupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 00:07:00

Argentina's economic growth comes with a consequence - inflation. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Argentina's economy moving forwardupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 11:45:00

A decade later, Argentina is enjoying a remarkable comeback from its 2001 financial crisis. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Inflation downplayed as Argentina recoversupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 11:45:00

In December 2001, Argentina defaulted on $100 billion in debt -- the largest default in history. The move ushered in an era of utter chaos: five presidents in two weeks, cash and food shortages, deadly riots and dire poverty.

Argentina presses forward with human rights trialsupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 13:07:00

Argentina this week moved forward in a pair of cases alleging human rights abuses during the country's dictatorship by having a fugitive returned to the country and refusing the extradition of a separate suspect.

6.2-magnitude quake hits northern Argentinaupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 08:26:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck near San Salvador de Jujuy, in northern Argentina, on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Latin America looks Eastupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 23:06:00

Latin America is pulling out the stops to get more Chinese tourists. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Latin America lures Chinese touristsupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 23:06:00

Maria Jose Martinez Waldner grew up speaking Spanish and English at her home in Buenos Aires. Several years ago she decided to learn Mandarin Chinese, a language that is rarely heard in Argentina.

Buenos Aires: Gateway to Argentina adventureupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:47:00

Argentina is a huge, diverse country. Large cities and breathtaking vistas are just some of your travel options there. Every journey has to start somewhere, and many people choose to begin in the capital city, Buenos Aires.

Transit accident injures 90 in Buenos Airesupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 11:22:00

A collision between a bus, cement truck and a pre-metro (lightrail) train injured 90 people on Thursday during morning rush hour traffic in Buenos Aires, according to police.

11 killed, 228 hurt in Argentina bus-train wreckupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 22:18:00

At least 11 people died when two trains and a bus collided in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, state media reported.

Bus, trains collide in Buenos Airesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 22:18:00

At least seven people were killed and dozens more injured when a bus and two trains collided in Argentina.

Missing girl whose disappearance gripped Argentina found deadupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 11:42:00

The body of a girl whose disappearance triggered a public outcry in Argentina was found naked inside a garbage bag in Buenos Aires Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Early returns show Fernandez likely to win Argentina's primaryupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 22:16:00

Early returns in Argentina's presidential primary Sunday showed President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is likely to win, moving her closer to re-election.

Refinery blast kills 1 in Argentinaupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:25:00

One worker was killed and another was critically burned Wednesday morning in an explosion at a refinery in Argentina, the state-run Telam news agency reported, citing firefighters.

Argentinean authorities arrest second suspect in tourist murdersupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 20:46:00

Authorities in Argentina have arrested a second suspect in the case of two French tourists found dead near a hiking trail last week, police said on Tuesday.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Under Grondona, changes in Argentine soccer remain unlikelyupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 13:32:00

Julio Grondona announced last month that he will run for a next consecutive term at the helm of Argentina's Football Association (AFA), clocking a potential 36 years in a row as president. The elections are due to take place in October. Argentina's elimination from the Copa America as host might -- under other circumstances -- trigger some sort of shake up. But the word from AFA is that there will be no changes to the structure of the national squad's leadership.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Believe it: Argentina's trophy drought continues with Copa defeatupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 10:34:00

SANTA FE, Argentina -- As Martin Caceres' penalty soared into the top corner and confirmed Uruguay's passage to a fifth successive Copa America semifinal, a sense of disbelief fell over the Estadio Estanislau Lopez.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Copa America quarterfinal previewsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:57:00

A look at how the Copa America quarterfinals match up:

Argentina reach quarters of Copa Americaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 12:02:00

Argentina are into the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America after the hosts scored a comfortable 3-0 victory against Costa Rica in Cordoba.

Has Argentine football reached crisis point?updated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:45:00

Despite current world player of year Lionel Messi's recent declaration that he wants to finish his career in his native Argentina, there are very real concerns about the current well-being of football in the soccer-mad South American nation.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Argentina's failures at the Copa America are system-basedupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:49:00

One player has emerged from the first week of the Copa America with his reputation enhanced. Sadly for Argentina, that player is Spain's Xavi Hernandez.

Argentina booed off after goalless drawupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 06:25:00

Hosts Argentina remain winless at the 2011 Copa America after being held to a 0-0 draw by Colombia in Sante Fe on Wednesday.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Argentina shows anxiety in opener, Chile impressive, more thoughtsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 12:33:00

BUENOS AIRES -- Some thoughts after the first round of group games in the Copa America:

Bolivia hold hosts Argentina in Copa America openerupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 13:12:00

Hosts Argentina needed a stunning late strike from substitute Sergio Aguero to salvage a 1-1 draw against Bolivia in the Copa America opener Friday night.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Colombia remains an underdogupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 14:04:00

The Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez was once told that "'In this century, only three important things have happened to Colombia: the political violent outburst of 1948, the publication in 1967 of 100 Years of Solitude, and the 5-0 defeat of Argentina by Colombia's national squad in 1993." Laughing, Márquez replied, "You know what the worst thing about that is? It's true."

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina's defensive options don't match the class of its forwardsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:36:00

One could make a very strong case that no other team in the world has forwards as talented as Argentina's, the team currently has no less than six world-class options -- Carlos Tevez even pronounced it with confidence after La Albiceleste's last pre Copa America 2011 friendly against Albania last week. But then, in the famous adage of former England midfielder John Gregory, strikers win you games, but defenders win you championships.

River Plate defeat prompts riotsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 07:08:00

Argentina's biggest soccer team, River Plate, is relegated for the first time in its history. Brian Byrnes reports.

Riots compound River Plate's relegation miseryupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 07:08:00

One of South America's most famous football clubs, River Plate, was relegated from Argentina's top division Sunday for the first time in its 110-year history, sparking riots among supporters.

Top tips for great food and tango in Buenos Airesupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 09:46:00

Where would you take a loved one for an anniversary or other special occasion?

Salt shakers disappear from Buenos Aires tablesupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 11:23:00

Guests at restaurants in Argentina's Buenos Aires province must say good-bye to the salt shaker.

Ash from Chilean volcano grounds flights in Argentinaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano reached Buenos Aires, the capital of neighboring Argentina, but was not expected to cause problems for area residents, officials said.

Google awaiting court order before changing Argentina search engineupdated: Thu May 19 2011 14:25:00

Google has not altered its search engine in Argentina despite a court order to do so because the company has not yet received an official order from the court, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Plane crash kills 22 in Argentinaupdated: Thu May 19 2011 13:59:00

All 22 people aboard a commuter plane were killed when it crashed in southern Argentina, the airline said Thursday.

Argentine court blocks Google 'suggested' searchesupdated: Wed May 18 2011 20:36:00

An Argentine court this week granted an injunction that blocks internet giant Google from "suggesting" searches that lead to certain sites that have been deemed anti-Semitic, and removes the sites from the search engine's index.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Power shift in Copa Libertadores apparent as knockout stage loomsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 17:01:00

The Copa Libertadores can seem like a slow burner, but it is about to catch fire.

Train crash injures 70 in Argentinaupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 14:54:00

A locomotive train collided with a stopped passenger train carrying 250 people early Monday in the town of Monasterio, Argentina, about 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) south of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, injuring 70 passengers, a report said.

People.com: Michael Bublé Weds in Argentinaupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 18:36:00

The Canadian crooner married actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre Thursday

SI.com: Steve Davis: U.S.-Argentina player ratingsupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 23:54:00

Rating the U.S. team's performance against Argentina:

SI.com: Avi Creditor: U.S. vs. Argentina instant analysisupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 21:05:00

The U.S. plays Argentina on Saturday at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The last time the two times faced each other, the U.S. tied Argentina 0-0 in June 2008 thanks to a series of outstanding saves by goalkeeper Tim Howard.

SI.com: Steve Davis: U.S. faces huge test from Argentinaupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 16:14:00

The last time Bob Bradley's national team met Argentina in New Jersey (June 2008), it took a night of breathless, outstanding goalkeeping from Tim Howard to keep the Americans from being routed.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina's youth development structure needs an overhaulupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 12:35:00

Ever since Cesar Luis Menotti, with a World Cup trophy under his belt, took the unprecedented decision of leading the Argentina U-20 national team to the FIFA World Cup in Japan in 1979, Argentina's youth divisions soccer has been a source of national pride.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Argentina still searching for defensive answers under Batistaupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 07:05:00

There is no place for Carlos Tevez or Sergio Aguero in the Argentina squad that coach Sergio Batista brings to New York for Saturday's friendly against the U.S.

Cargo sparks dispute between Argentina, U.S.updated: Wed Feb 16 2011 10:44:00

Tension between Argentina and the United States continued to simmer Tuesday as the two could not see eye-to-eye on the seizure, by Argentinian authorities, of materials that arrived on a U.S. Air Force cargo plane last week.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Future stars on display in the South American U-20 Championshipsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 11:42:00

Here's a date for your diary. On Sunday Feb. 6 I can't believe there's anything more fascinating taking place in the world of soccer than the clash between Argentina and Brazil in the South American U-20 Championships. Whatever might be happening in England, Spain or anywhere else, this is the date when the city of Arequipa in the south of Peru can claim to be, for 90 minutes at least, the capital of the global game.

Report: Thieves entered through tunnel in Buenos Aires bank heistupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 13:30:00

Authorities in Argentina's capital are searching for at least three people who allegedly broke into a bank through an underground tunnel, state media reported.

Argentina's president to send guards to quell capital unrestupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 08:48:00

Argentina's president has said she will deploy 6,000 border guards to police the streets of the country's capital amid a wave of protests.

Clashes in Argentina park highlight immigration debateupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 14:37:00

Prosecutors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are investigating clashes between authorities and homeless squatters in a vacant park that left three people dead and 14 others injured last week, state media reported.

Argentina city bans cell phones in banksupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 08:39:00

A city in central Argentina has banned the use of cell phones inside banks, punishable by 15 days in jail, state media reported Thursday.

Former Argentina President Kirchner dies suddenlyupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:10:00

Nestor Kirchner, the former Argentinian president who arguably remained the most potent political force in the country, died unexpectedly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

Late-night Argentina vehicle collision kills 14, some of them childrenupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 10:02:00

Fourteen people -- four of them dance students between the ages of 9 and 19 -- were killed late Sunday in northeastern Argentina when a shuttle van and a cargo truck collided, the state-run Telam news agency reported Monday morning.

13-year-old detained in Argentina Spring Day fatalityupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 09:19:00

A 13-year-old boy has been detained in Argentina in connection with a beating death Tuesday during the national Day of Spring celebrations, the official state-run news agency said Thursday.

More than 70 spring revelers injured in Argentinaupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 08:27:00

At least 74 young people were injured Tuesday in Argentina during the annual Day of Spring celebration, and 20 of them required hospitalization, the state-run Telam news agency reported Wednesday.

9 top spots for the savvy luxury travelerupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 07:41:00

Looking for fine wine or a luxurious spa visit without a top-drawer price tag? Visit one of these nine destinations where lavish experiences and affordability intersect.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: Spain's friendly loss to Argentina leads to absurd onslaught of angstupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:53:00

It had to happen some time. And at least that time was after the World Cup. At least if Spain was going to lose, Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires was as good a place as anywhere. At least the fact that it happened against Argentina, led by the world's best player, was no disgrace. But, still, no one expected it to happen quite like it did Tuesday. No one expected it to be quite so painful.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Banega restores balance to Argentina's midfieldupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 13:10:00

A 4-1 win Tuesday over world champion Spain should do much to transform Sergio Batista from caretaker to full-time coach of Argentina. More than that, though, it rams home a lesson forgotten by predecessor Diego Maradona amid the euphoria of South Africa 2010 -- midfield is not an optional extra.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina's team in post-World Cup transitionupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 11:24:00

Rebuilding the sense of team after the painful World Cup exit, and following on from the discharge of Diego Maradona, was never going to be easy for Argentina. Only a handful of Argentinian press travelled to Dublin, to cover the 1-0 friendly win against Ireland on Tuesday, which marked the international soccer launch of the new Aviva stadium, as well as that of Sergio "Checho" Batista's interim appointment to the adult men's squad.

Argentina finds victory in first game without Maradonaupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 18:55:00

Argentina defeated the Republic of Ireland 1-0 courtesy of a disputed goal by Angel di Maria on Wednesday.

Buenos Aires gym collapses; 12 rescuedupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 04:28:00

Argentinian authorities rescued 12 people who had become trapped in rubble after a gym in Buenos Aires collapsed Monday. Rescuers continued to search in the debris, but they said they didn't expect to find anyone else.

Maradona's Argentina replacement to be made after October meetingupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 14:31:00

The Argentine Football Association will not replace outgoing coach Diego Maradona before October, it announced on Wednesday.

Argentina 4-vehicle accident leaves at least 5 deadupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 11:12:00

At least five people died Tuesday night in a four-vehicle crash in northeastern Argentina, the state news service reported Wednesday.

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