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  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis From Innocent To Guilty. Bad News From His Argentina

    01/10/2019 8:48:14 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 9, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Francis From Innocent To Guilty. Bad News From His Argentina Tough times for the new squad of the pope’s press agents. The first public statement that Alessandro Gisotti, the new director of the press office of the Holy See, released after embarking on his role concerns the case of an Argentine bishop (in the photo) who is in danger of smashing to smithereens the strategy that Francis has adopted for addressing the question of sexual abuse committed by sacred ministers.It is the strategy that also inspires the letter that the pope sent at the new year to the bishops of...
  • An Italian car of a country: Argentina looks great but just doesn't work

    01/02/2019 10:13:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2018 | Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post
    Like a grand dame fallen on hard times, Buenos Aires was dimmed by economic collapse. In between its Paris-like cafes and wrought-iron balconies stood the blight of boarded store fronts. On its great boulevards, scavengers sifted through dumpsters for anything they could resell. That was 2002, when I covered the debt default and currency devaluation that had devastated this nation. But it's the fate of the Argentines to live in a vicious loop. Back this month for the first time in 16 years, I saw a country stuck in what has now become its natural state: crisis. As if living...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/21/2018 Newsdump Week

    12/21/2018 5:09:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Its all played out like a WWE wrestling show produced by President Trump's close friend Vince McMahon, but the drama over border wall funding is moving towards its climax as we approach Christmas.... General Jim Mattis is leaving as Secretary of Defense.... On to Afghanistan where President Trump has decided to pull out half of the US troops in that country.... This week US Afghanistan representative Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban for two days of talks.... The Justice Department is charging two Chinese men with hacking into computer networks of private companies and government agencies..... Israel's "Haaretz" newspaper reported...
  • Penguin Returns "Home" Every Year to Visit Man who Rescued it.

    03/10/2016 5:56:47 AM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    Mailonline via Drudge ^ | 06:35 EST, 9 March 2016 | Keiligh Baker and Janet Tappin Coelho
    Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, from an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, discovered the tiny penguin languishing on rocks in 2011. He was astonished when, just a few months later, the penguin returned to the island where he recognised Mr de Souza and returned home with him. Now, Dindim spends eight months of the year with Mr de Souza and spends the rest of his time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile.
  • Dindim the Penguin swims 5000 miles every year to see man who saved his life “Video”

    03/13/2016 6:33:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Canada Journal ^ | 03/12/2016
    A penguin named Dindim swims around 8000 kilometres every year to visit his best friend, a fisherman who saved his life.Rio de Janeiro resident Joao Pereira de Souza did not expect to make a lifelong friend when he rescued a struggling, oil-slicked penguin from the beach years ago – but that’s exactly what happened. Now Dindim swims thousands of miles to spend eight months out of the year with his buddy, renewing everyone’s faith in the deep connection we share with animals. In 2011 Pereira de Souza discovered a South American Magellanic penguin on the beach near his home. The...
  • Roger Waters' Plea Prompts Pink Floyd Tribute Band to Cancel Its Gigs in Israel

    12/09/2018 8:05:38 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Staff
    Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time". Three gigs by UK Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band dedicated to covering the music of the British rockers, have been cancelled after former lead singer of Pink Floyd Roger Waters urged the musicians not to perform in Israel "in the name of everything human". In a message published on his Facebook page, Waters said, in particular, that he is "aghast to see" that UK...
  • Trump says he'll be 'formally terminating NAFTA (Immediately)

    12/01/2018 11:40:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CTV ^ | 12-1-2018 | AP
    <p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the replacement he recently signed. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One while returning to Washington from Argentina, Trump says: “I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly.” Seeking to gain leverage with skeptical lawmakers to approve the revised trade pact, Trump says Congress “will have a choice” as it considers the agreement he signed with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Friday during the Group of 20 summit. He says they can choose between the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or “pre-NAFTA, which works very well.” Trump has made renegotiating NAFTA a centerpiece of his presidency.</p>
  • Trade Truce by China and U.S. Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room

    12/02/2018 7:15:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Alan Rappeport
    The agreement reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China to effectively pause their trade war and work toward a pact appears to be aimed at giving the two leaders some political breathing room after an escalating fight has begun inflicting economic damage on both sides of the Pacific. The temporary truce, forged over a working dinner on Saturday night in Buenos Aires, does little to resolve the deep differences between the two nations and is more a political agreement than a substantive one. Both sides immediately positioned the cease-fire as a domestic victory while staking out areas...
  • Putin Snubbed, Forced To Meet with Turkish President Instead of Trump

    12/02/2018 2:31:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 2, 2018 at 12:57pm | Jack Davis
    The G-20 summit in Argentina was supposed to be part of the carefully choreographed diplomatic dance between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. Instead, Russia’s aggressive action against Ukraine prompted President Donald Trump to cancel a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaving Putin filling his summit dance card with other partners, Newsmax reported. Putin met instead with Turkish President Recip Erdogan, who used the time to try to convince Putin to hold a summit on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, where Russia-based Syrian forces are slowly squeezing the last pockets of resistance, Reuters reported. Putin also...
  • ‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit

    12/02/2018 11:55:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-2-2018 | Anthony Faiola, Anne Gearan
    The legions of protesters demonstrating at a leaders summit here have unfurled a sea of standard-issue signs, ranging from “No to Imperialism” to “Yankees Go Home.” But a newer rallying cry also appeared on a smattering of homemade posters. “Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin!” For Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Group of 20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires has amounted to a key test: his first appearance at a major international event since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi who was a frequent critic of the kingdom’s de facto leader.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/30/2018

    12/01/2018 4:57:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Former President George H.W. Bush, Bush 41, father of former President George W. Bush, died Friday night at the age of 94..... To the G20 summit... When they posed for a group picture Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bim Salman were at opposite ends of the picture..... The "big meeting" of the G20 summit is set for tonight when President Trump has dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping..... A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska at around 830am local time Friday, 1230pm Eastern US time..... A third week of Saturday "yellow jacket" protests in France against...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/30/2018

    11/30/2018 3:58:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/30/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were Israeli air attacks in Syria late Thursday evening Israel says that when Syrian air defenses activated a missile landed in the Golan Heights..... President Trump cancelled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the incident involving three Ukrainian warships blocked and seized by Russian border police for entering waters controlled by Russia...... President Trump arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit last night. A highlight of the summit involving the world's 20 largest nations economically will be the meeting of the leaders of the two economic superpowers, the United States and China..... President Trump's former...
  • G-20 Summit Buenos Aires, Argentina 30 November – 1 December 2018.....

    11/29/2018 10:22:28 PM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    caww ^ | 11/29/2018 | caww
    The anchor of the local TV news station in Buenos Aires said of all the world leaders there for the G2 Summit the people are the most fascinated with are President Trump and The First Lady.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/29/2018

    11/29/2018 3:55:56 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The peace talks are underway behind the scenes in Qatar, but the war in Afghanistan continues with 30 civilians killed in a US airstrike in Helmand province Wednesday..... The President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to receive Mexico's top award today..... His wife Ivanka Trump will help represent the United States at the inauguration of Mexico's incoming President.... Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine deliberately staged the incident in the Kerch Strait last Sunday.... A prosecutor in Argentina launched an investigation of Mohammed Bin Salman as the Crown Prince arrived there Wednesday for the G20 summit..... The US Senate...
  • Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina [Argentina Fan Violence]

    11/27/2018 1:34:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2018 | Pedro Servin
    Fearing more fan violence, organizers have decided that the postponed Copa Libertadores final between two Argentine rivals should be played in another country. The second leg of the final — the biggest game in South American club soccer — had to be called off on Saturday when visiting Boca Juniors' bus was attacked en route to River Plate's stadium and at least six players were injured. South American organizer CONMEBOL announced Tuesday that the game will now be played outside Argentina on Dec. 8 or 9, although a new venue has yet to be picked. The first leg finished 2-2.
  • My Dream a place at Moron University

    11/24/2018 1:33:25 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 12 replies
    Hong Kong Standard ^ | 22 November 2018 | Nurri Vittachi
    Users of Reddit, a rowdy international website, were shocked yesterday when someone posted a list of Hong Kong football teams with names such as White Youth and French Kiss. Before anyone complains, White Youth isn't racist and has Asian members. But still, Hongkongers probably wouldn't want to wear White Youth T-shirts when visiting Western countries, where almost everyone seems to have a desperate need to feel mortally offended all the time. At least our club names are not as awkward as Deportivo Moron of Argentina. The team comes from the district that houses the memorably named Moron University, an actual...
  • New Species of Long-Necked Dinosaur Discovered

    11/21/2018 2:09:37 PM PST · by ETL · 24 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Nov 21, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    A new species of sauropod dinosaur that stretched 39 feet (12 m) from head to tail has been unearthed in Patagonia, ArgentinaDubbed Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, the new dinosaur is thought to have lived approximately 110 million years ago (Cretaceous period).The creature was a type of sauropod, a group of huge plant-eating dinosaurs that includes the largest animals ever to walk the Earth.One adult and two immature specimens of Lavocatisaurus agrioensis were recovered near the locality of Agrio del Medio, a small town in the central part of the province of Neuquén, Patagonia.“We found most of the skull bones of Lavocatisaurus agrioensis:...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found (1 year later...44 on board)

    11/17/2018 2:48:04 AM PST · by Drago · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-17-2018 | BBC
    The wreckage of a submarine which went missing with 44 crew on board a year ago has been found, the Argentine navy says. The ARA San Juan submarine disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017. The navy stopped its rescue mission two weeks after the sub's disappearance. However, a year and a day after it went missing, officials announced it had been found 800m (2,620ft) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Argentina's Fernandez still inspires loyalty among many

    11/05/2018 6:48:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | November 5, 2018 | Almudena Calatrava
    A battery of corruption allegations and criminal charges against former President Cristina Fernandez hasn't fazed a strong band of hard-core backers, who have helped make her a leading — if undeclared — contender to regain power in next year's elections. Hundreds of supporters, some waving signs saying, "Strength, Cristina!" thronged the street outside when investigators searched the former president's apartment recently. Cries of support for Fernandez rise from crowds during protests against the austerity policies of the conservative who replaced her as president, Mauricio Macri.