Tamil Diplomat

Two Argentina fugitives escape manhunt

A huge manhunt in Argentina netted only one of three fugitives convicted of a triple murder, officials said hours after claiming all had been caught. The three broke out of a maximum-security prison almost two weeks ago. President Mauricio Macri’s office initially said they are been captured north-west of Buenos Aires, but police later said that two remained at large.

The latest twist is a major embarrassment to the new president, correspondents say. The police manhunt – shown on live television – has gripped the country. Police say the man they captured, Martin Lanetta, was caught after the car the men were travelling in rolled over in the chase in Santa Fe province, about 500km (300 miles) from the capital (BBC News, 2015).