Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

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    People pray for the crew of a missing submarine, outside the navy base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Wednesday.

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Federico Ibanez clings to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support for his brother and 43 other crew members of a missing submarine that should have arrived to a naval base days ago. But his hopes are slowly dwindling.