January 1st, 2012
10:42 AM ET

Authorities investigate Argentinian governor's death

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

The shooting occurred around 4:45 a.m. Sunday in Gov. Carlos Soria's official residence, the state-run Telam news agency reported.

A province spokesman confirmed his death, but did not provide additional details about the shooting, the agency said.

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  1. banasy©

    nsaidi: not banasy© at 10:24.

    I've only seen parts of Gpt1, and that was enough for me!
    Never saw pts. 2 and 3...
    I'll take your word for it!

    January 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nuh

      lol. It's not for everyone.

      I have to add that Pt. 2 is my favorite, by far. 🙂

      January 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nuh

    Oh dang, how about Nicky (Pesci) getting taken out in Casino. That would be a bad way to go.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I still wonder what happened to this guy...this killing seems to be really up close and personal!
    (Of course, most are...)
    I generally try to stay away from these kinds of movies...I don't have the stomach for it.
    Slasher flicks, mafioso flicks, the "Saw" kinds of films: not for moi, merci.

    January 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nuh


      Yo entiendo.

      Could this be an Argentinian New Year's tradition, gone horribly wrong?

      January 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©


    Well, they shoot guns off at midnight here in the US also, abut they generally shoot them up into the air, and not at someone's face...
    That being said, that's a good point!

    Can't go much more wrong than *that*!

    Love to find out more...

    January 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EDOC_32

    Hi, I'm from Argentina and I want to say that the governor's wife was the murderer, the cause is infidelity (supposedly).

    And, I'll add that I am surprised that the Americans, appear, who scoff at this. to Case, the Argentines are objects of derision?.

    I wonder what happens if a Governor of you(Americans) is killed in the same way.

    Should be talk about this murder, And not talking about any stupidity.

    Greetings "EDOC32"

    January 6, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
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