12 January: Former president
Isabel Martínez de Perón is arrested in Madrid, Spain, following a warrant issued by an Argentine judge investigating the
forced disappearance of a student activist in 1976. Another warrant follows soon, as well as a request for her extradition to Argentina.
26 March: A massive storm system brings heavy rain to the center and south of
Santa Fe. The rain falls almost continuously for more than one week. Large sections of
Santa Fe City and peripheral neighbourhoods of
Rosario, as well as many smaller towns and large sections of Argentina's most productive agricultural land, are flooded. The storm moves east, affecting the south of
Entre Ríos and eventually reaching
March 2007 floods in the Argentine littoral.
9 April: Tens of thousands of demonstrators in
Buenos Aires and other cities in
Argentina protest against the death of
Carlos Fuentealba, a school teacher having been severely injured by a
tear gas canister fired by police during a protest the previous week over pay and working conditions.
25 April: An
Argentine federal court overturns the pardons issued to General
Jorge Videla and former Admiral
Emilio Massera following convictions received for their activities during the "
Dirty War" of the 1970s. The repeal of the pardons is largely symbolic, since the two are already under
house arrest and serving lengthy sentences for other crimes.
9 July: On the country's
Independence Day, snow falls in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the first time in 89 years and the second time in recorded history. Two people die of exposure in Argentina while one person dies in
13 August: A scandal erupts in
Argentina when a
Venezuelan businessman is caught trying to smuggle US$800,000 into the country on a plane belonging to
Enarsa, Argentina's government-owned energy company.