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 Diego Maradona confronted by a posse of Belgium defenders during the 1982 Wold Cup in Spain. File photograph: Allsport

With the death this week of Diego Armando Maradona from a heart attack the most extraordinary Argentine life of them all has come to a close. Buenos (...)

Cristina Kirchner: Should she fail to halt the Sergio Massa bandwagon,  the president  might be forced to turn to former speedboat racer Daniel Scioli as her chosen successor in 2015. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Despite ruling Argentina for all but two of the last 24 years, the national headquarters of the Peronist party in Buenos Aires is a strangely forlorn (...)