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  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • 'Miss Argentina International 2014' is Martina Lehmann

    07/17/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's World Cup defeat

    07/14/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | July 13, 2014 | Chris Wright and Claire de Oliveira Neto
    Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."
  • Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup

    07/13/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 308 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 4, 2014
    RIO DE JANEIRO – Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
  • Satire: GermanyAbdicates World Cup Championship; Argentina To Assume Title

    07/13/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | 7/13/2014
    BRAZIL––The German National Team today stunned soccer fans across the globe with their announcement that they would abdicate the World Cup title, effective today. UEFA, the administrative body for association football in Europe and part of Asia, said today it has voted the largely unknown Argentinian National Team to assume the title of champions of the soccer world. In a statement issued today, the German National Team wrote: “…in today’s game, subject to so many rapid changes on the pitch and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the beautiful game, in order to govern the bark of the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Germans certain their team will beat Argentina

    07/11/2014 9:16:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | Patrick Strasser
    Life is a challenge these days in Germany if you are not a football fan. You simply cannot avoid it. The media is awash with interest in Sunday's World Cup final, with the 'Nationalelf' (national 11) involved against old rivals Argentina. The stunning 7-1 semi-final win over hosts Brazil resulted in football euphoria only seen before in the country when West Germany won previous World Cup tournaments in 1954, 1974 and 1990. "Three days to go", "two days to go", "one day to go" - these have been the headlines from Germany's biggest selling tabloid Bild. It's the countdown to...
  • Argentina’s Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus playing against the Netherlands

    07/11/2014 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 74 replies
    O Canada.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    Javier Mascherano’s game-saving slide tackle in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal match came at a heavy price. The Argentine player, who likely suffered a concussion earlier in the game, says he later tore his anus when he stopped Netherlands forward Arjen Robben’s attack late in extra time. He shared the unfortunate news in a post-match press conference. A rough translation of his remarks: “I do not want to be rude … I tore the anus that play. That’s why I felt so much pain”” It’s not clear whether Mascherano can (or should) play in Sunday’s final against Germany, but his stellar...
  • WILL THE FIFA SHOWDOWN BE A PAPAL THROWDOWN?

    07/10/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | July 10, 2014 | KATE O'HARE
    Courtesy of the very funny folks at CatholicMemes.com.Who saw this coming? The papal craziness hits a new high on Sunday, July 13 — OMIGOSH, it’s 7/13, and Pope Francis was elected on 3/13/13, and my mind is blown — when Argentina goes up against Germany in the finals of the FIFA World Cup of Soccer/Football, in Rio de Janeiro, host city for Francis’ triumphal “Pope-acabana” phenomenon at 2013 World Youth Day.Some are even calling it the Pope Cup and hashtagging it #PopeCupSunday.The Catholic world now faces a dilemma of intercontinental proportions.Team Benedict XVI or Team Francis? And if you...
  • Why is Chuck Norris trending in Argentina? (Chuck Facts Alert)

    07/10/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/10/2014 | BBC News
    Chuck Norris is trending in Argentina after the country's World Cup semi-final victory against Holland. So what has the US actor and martial artist got to do with football? Famed for being the ultimate action man, Chuck Norris has inspired long lists of 'facts' about what a tough guy he is. The lists have been entertaining people for years. Now Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano is getting the Chuck Norris treatment on social media after he played strongly despite sustaining a head injury early in the game. The hashtag #maschefacts is being used with posts to describe all of the awesome...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina Beats Netherlands on Penalties, Advancing to Final

    07/09/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | JERÉ LONGMAN
    SĂO PAULO, Brazil — Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it was not in gracefulness but in stark, struggling exertion. And finally, when grind and strain and labor could not bring a resolution, whimsy and caprice did. Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-2 on penalty kicks and advanced to Sunday’s final against...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • 2 Convicted in Dirty War Death of Argentine Bishop

    07/06/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Two former senior military officers were sentenced to life in prison Friday for one of the emblematic crimes of the country's long dictatorship: the death of Roman Catholic Bishop Enrique Angelelli The court in the northern city of La Rioja imposed life sentences on former army chief Luciano Benjamin Menendez, 86, and former Vice-Commodore Luis Fernando Estrella, 82. Details of the ruling are to be released in September.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY OF LUJÁN, 04-05-14

    07/05/2014 8:19:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-05-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:OUR LADY OF LUJÁN Argentine shrine, forty miles west of Buenos Aires. Its main object of devotion is a small doll-like statue of the Blessed Virgin; her head is surrounded by a golden aureole and is crowned with hundreds of diamonds and other precious stones. The Basilica of Our Lady of Luján is the most important pilgrimage center in Argentina. According to legend, in 1639 a peasant from Cordova, wishing to revive his neighbors' "belief in their early faith," ordered two statues from Brazil, one of the Immaculate Conception, the other the Blessed Virgin and her...
  • Argentina Is Getting Exactly What It Deserves

    07/03/2014 9:41:28 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Bi ^ | 7-3-2014 | Linette Lopez
    Linette LopezJuly 3, 2014Argentina has its back against a wall. On July 30 it may default on a sovereign-debt payment that could send its economy into a tailspin of rising interest rates, money printing, and inflation. It could be the worst economic tragedy the republic has seen since 2001. And the tragedy will be well deserved, because this is a drama of Argentina's own making, a figment of political imagination tied closely with its history and culture. In Argentina, debt is identity, and this specific over-$1.3 billion debt in question, purchased by a group of hedge fund managers back in...
  • This Is How A Hedge Funder Brings An Entire Country To Its Knees

    06/27/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | Linette Lopez
    Linette LopezJune 27, 2014 Right now Argentina is in danger of a calamity, the likes of which the world hasn't seen since 2001, and it's all because of one hedge fund manager's tried and true strategy to make money off of distressed debt. That's right, bringing a country to its knees is a "strategy." According to a U.S. court's ruling, if Argentina does not pay a group of hedge fund managers over $1.3 billion worth of bonds by July 30, the Republic could go into default. If it goes into default — investors lose faith its capacity to pay, interest...
  • Argentine Default Looms; Refuses To Negotiate; Admits Next Bond Payment "Impossible"

    06/19/2014 8:12:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/19/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Argentina's attempt to work around SCOTUS decision in favor of the 'holdouts' was rejected (under anti-evasion orders) last night leaving Argentina no alternative but to threaten to default on its debt. The government called it "impossible" to pay bond service due on June 30, because payment to holders of restructured bonds could not be made unless the 'holdouts' were paid $1.33 billion at the same time (and Argentina's economy minister argues could be up to $15 bn) which the distressed country clearly does not have. For the first time in 12 years, Argentina has agreed to negotiate with the...
  • Argentina says next bond payment 'impossible', default looms

    06/19/2014 6:36:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:41am EDT | Hugh Bronstein and Joseph Ax
    (Reuters) - Argentina threatened to default on its debt on Wednesday when the government called it "impossible" to pay bond service due on June 30, citing a U.S. court decision earlier in the day that increased pressure on the economically ailing country.
  • China Backs Argentine Claim Over 'Malvinas' (Falklands)

    06/18/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 12 replies
    China has endorsed Argentina's position over the Falkland Islands affirming that the current situation "seriously harms the economic capacity of Argentina". During the two-day G77 summit held at the weekend in Santa Cruz, Bolivia at which China was a "special invitee", a statement was unanimously approved supporting Argentina's calls for dialogue to solve the "Malvinas Islands question". "We reaffirm the need for the governments of Argentina and the UK to resume negotiations on the 'Malvinas Islands question' in conformity with the principles and objectives of the United Nations and pertinent resolutions, so as to find a timely, peaceful solution to...
  • Argentina president defies US court order on repayment of debts

    06/17/2014 5:25:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 17, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Argentina's president has said that she would refuse to comply with a U.S. judge's order to pay $1.5 billion to winners of a decade-long legal battle over defaulted debt after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her government's final appeal. [....] Under the U.S. court orders, Argentina must hand over $907 million to the plaintiffs before June 30, or lose the ability to use the U.S. financial system to pay an equal amount to holders of other Argentine bonds.
  • Argentina president defies US court order on repayment of debts

    06/17/2014 5:09:22 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | FoxNews,com
    Argentina's president has said that she would refuse to comply with a U.S. judge's order to pay $1.5 billion to winners of a decade-long legal battle over defaulted debt after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her government's final appeal. Delivering a nationally broadcast address Monday night, Cristina Fernandez expressed willingness to negotiate with the winners, but said there is simply no way that Argentina can pay the amount in cash, in full, starting just two weeks from now, which is what the U.S. courts have ordered. Under the U.S. court orders, Argentina must hand over $907 million to...
  • Argentina Plans to Hijack British Oil Rigs in Falklands

    06/03/2014 8:04:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-3-14 | Nick Hallett
    Argentina is planning to hijack British oil rigs near the Falkland Islands to stop them drilling in the disputed territory, according to defence sources who say that the country has purchased four new super-tugs to intercept oil platforms. Writing for the Brazilian website Defesanet, analyst Roberto Lopes says it is "not true" that Argentina is only purchasing the tugs to replace older vessels. "These vessels will be used to intercept the British and American oil platforms designated for travel to the Falklands when drilling starts in the Sea Lion oil field," he writes, adding: "the British will not allow oil...
  • CDF head: Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology

    05/02/2014 2:08:03 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 5/2/14 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    Pope Francis has close ties with liberation theology, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body that once condemned the movement, has said. In a lengthy interview in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller said Pope Francis “is not so much a liberation theologian in the academic sense, but as far as pastoral work is concerned, he has close ties with liberation theology’s concerns. What we can learn from him is the insight that there is no pastoral work without profound theology and vice versa”. In the 1980s the...
  • Vatican responds to Francis’ call to Argentinian woman; more details emerge

    04/24/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 139 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 24, 2014 | Catherine Harmon
    CNS photo After yesterday’s media confusion about a phone call Pope Francis made to a woman in Argentina regarding her reception of Communion, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi today made a statement confirming that the phone call did take place, but indicating that reports about what was said may not be reliable and have no bearing on Church teaching. It has been widely reported that Pope Francis called Jaquelina Lisbona of San Lorenzo, Argentina on Easter Monday in response to a letter she sent him last fall. The Holy Father allegedly told her that she may receive Communion despite...
  • Doubts increase over Pope's alleged phone call on divorce

    04/24/2014 1:42:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    cna ^ | April 24, 2014
    Father Federico Lombardi. Credit: CNA. Vatican City, Apr 24, 2014 / 05:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Media frenzy over an alleged phone call Pope Francis made to a divorced and remarried woman allowing her to receive Communion has seen a rise in conflicting details – and has been lamented by the Vatican as causing “confusion.” Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said today that the Holy See will not officially comment on the alleged phone call Pope Francis made to an Argentinean woman this week, as the pontiff's “personal pastoral” relationships “do not in any way form part of the Pope's public activities.”...
  • The Black Book of Tom Steyer: Allegations of fraud plague hedge fund of Democratic super-donor

    04/21/2014 12:57:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The former hedge fund of one of the Democratic Party’s most important donors was involved in a scheme to defraud foreign investors out of tens of millions of dollars, according to documents filed in a Texas court. Farallon Capital Partners L.P., a fund run by Farallon Capital Management, the multibillion-dollar hedge fund founded by Democratic donor Tom Steyer, became a limited partner in a project to build a large shopping mall near Seattle, Wash., in the mid-1990s after it guaranteed a line of credit for the project.
  • What Caused Argentina's Craters?

    05/09/2002 3:17:12 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,715+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 5-9-2002 | Ben Harder
    What Caused Argentina's Mystery Craters? By Ben Harder for National Geographic News May 9, 2002 For more than a decade, planetary scientists have been puzzling over a mixed bag of meteorite evidence scarring Argentina's plains. They gradually pieced together clues to reconstruct what seemed to be a rough-hewn but generally accurate account of a prehistoric meteorite impact. A mere 10,000 years ago, scientists deduced in the original theory, a sizable meteorite came hurtling through the atmosphere at a bizarrely low angle, smacked the ground with a glancing blow, and broke into numerous pieces that gouged separate, miles-long scars in the...
  • Argentine leader claims Falklands a NATO nuclear base

    04/04/2014 1:26:58 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 12 replies
    AFP, Yahoo ^ | April 2, 2014
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner claimed Wednesday that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the NATO alliance in the South Atlantic. Argentina, which calls the archipelago the Malvinas, claims the British overseas possession as its own, and fought a brief but bloody war for it in 1982. The islands, she said, "constitute a NATO military nuclear base in the South Atlantic -- this is the truth that they can't continue to hide." She alleged the archipelago is "among the most militarized areas in the world," saying some 1,500 soldiers and 2,000 civilian military personnel...
  • Bitcoin Price…to $1 Million?

    04/03/2014 7:20:12 PM PDT · by Errant · 56 replies
    It’s no surprise that Wences Casares, the CEO of Xapo, a bitcoin startup, is a big bull on the digital currency. His company, which specializes in insured Bitcoin vaults, just raised $20 million in a funding round led by Benchmark. But Mr. Casares belives that other bitcoin bulls, especially those in the U.S., do not fully appreciate the value of the currency, which has proved especially sticky in emerging markets prone to wild currency fluctuations, such as Mr. Casares’ home country Argentina. In a video interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Casares says he’s not worried about bitcoin’s own...
  • The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?

    03/28/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Venezuela is closer geographically than, and at least as important to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focus of the Obama Administration has been far less on violent Cuban inspired repression in Venezuela than on Russian repression in Ukraine. Here's a new presentation by Senator Rubio on the continuing mess in Venezuela: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Uz-9HvRgw] Video linkThe constitutional crisis in Venezuela has apparently been far less disturbing to the Obama Administration, and to the "legitimate" media, than the less violent mess in Ukraine. It has drawn far less media attention than the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, coverage of which has been extensive and continuous but abysmally uninformed. Here's the best...
  • Russia’s Threat in the Americas

    03/28/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Russia’s Threat in the AmericasPosted By Joseph Klein On March 28, 2014 @ 12:08 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments President Obama dismissed Russia as no more than a “regional power” in remarks he made to the press in The Hague on March 25th, where he was attending a summit meeting on nuclear security. “Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors not out of strength, but out of weakness,” he said.True, the Russian Federation is a shadow of the Soviet empire in its heyday. And Russia is...
  • Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti's Body Found in Ganges (Jumped In To Rescue Woman)

    03/22/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
    Indian officials searched for Rolotti for six days after he jumped into the Ganges River to help a woman who fell over.The body of Hector Rolotti, co-founder of popular Brickell restaurant Novecento, has been found in the Ganges River after six days of searching, according to a press release from the Novecento Group. Rolotti's body was found at 2 a.m. EST in the Ganges by a group of locals who alerted authorities and a search team, the press release said. The 47-year-old had jumped into the river to save a woman who had fallen in. Rolotti was on a spiritual...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Government urges striking teachers to 'respect education'

    03/13/2014 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | March 13, 2014
    The cabinet chief has sent a clear message to unionized teachers. “Discerning involves the compliance of duties as well,” Jorge Capitanich said following yesterday’s failure in salary talks in which Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a 30.9-percent wage hike, vowing to continue with a walkout that has left more than 4 million students without classes since last week.
  • Argentina Prepares to Go to War Against Britain or Argentines

    02/23/2014 9:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | February 23, 2014 | Jerry Nelson
    Argentina is preparing for a war either against Britain or Argentines. No one is sure as the country acquires military hardware that includes, jet fighters, anti-aircraft guns and specialized radar. The news came late Saturday night, just a few months before oil drilling begins in the Falkland Islands area. Besieged by runaway inflation, corruption and inefficiency in government as well as being impotent to stop rampant crime, Argentina’s failing President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, seems to be taking a page from history’s playbook. In January she created a new cabinet position, Secretary for the Malvinas, Argentina’s name for the Falklands....
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Argentina: Capitanich reveals Gov’t offered 22% salary rise to teachers

    02/21/2014 4:35:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | February 21, 2014
    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich revealed in a press conference that the Government offered teachers unions a 22 percent salary rise during today’s bargain negotiations. The offer included a “perfect attendance” plus that could raise the increment to reach 26.8% if respected. “Teachers unions claimed 61% and 35% salary increments. This is impossible,” said the Cabinet Chief, and added that the Government “hopes to near positions with the unions and close a deal next Monday or Tuesday”.
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Argentina Fines Walmart for Not Stocking Price Controlled Products that Don’t Exist

    02/17/2014 11:02:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is going down to Chavezville by repeating the same errors as Venezuela. The only way that she could mess up Argentina any further would be by actually starting a war with the UK. Last month, retailers agreed to freeze the prices of around 200 basic goods–ranging from detergent to milk to condoms–to fight inflation that economists say likely surpasses 30% annually. Obviously there’s a problem here. Passing price controls doesn’t mean that the products will actually be available. At the time, retailers said the agreement could lead to supply problems if manufacturers of certain goods...
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • The parable of Argentina

    02/16/2014 4:50:38 PM PST · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Economist ^ | 2/15/14
    Why dwell on a single national tragedy? When people consider the worst that could happen to their country, they think of totalitarianism. Given communism’s failure, that fate no longer seems likely. If Indonesia were to boil over, its citizens would hardly turn to North Korea as a model; the governments in Madrid or Athens are not citing Lenin as the answer to their euro travails. The real danger is inadvertently becoming the Argentina of the 21st century. Slipping casually into steady decline would not be hard. Extremism is not a necessary ingredient, at least not much of it: weak institutions,...
  • Bitcoin plummets 20% after major exchange halts withdrawals

    02/07/2014 5:02:46 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    Virtual currency bitcoin lost nearly twenty percent of its value on Thursday evening, after major exchange Mt Gox halted trading to try to resolve ongoing technical issues. The digital currency — which is known for its wild price fluctuations — was trading at $680.52 on Friday morning, having traded around $850 for most of the week, according to CoinDesk, which tracks the price of bitcoin.
  • Argentina has a severe ketchup crisis and we can help [Attempted satire]

    02/08/2014 12:24:22 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Argentinia's Ketchup Crisis must not go to waste. It requires immediate Senate confirmation of President Obama's appointment of Noah Bryson Mamet as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. It has not been a good start of the year for Argentineans [sic.]: a collapsing currency value, rampant inflation, Lionel Messi losing out on his fourth straight FIFA Ballon d'Or and, maybe worst of all, the great McDonald’s ketchup shortage of 2014. The fast food giant sent a message out via Twitter earlier this week apologizing for the inconvenience that Argentineans [sic.] will have to suffer through their Big Mac and French fries without the pre-requisite...
  • Obama bundler nominated as ambassador to Argentina has never been to the country

    02/06/2014 5:16:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Presidents often award diplomatic posts to campaign donors and fundraisers, but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., suspects that Obama´s choice of ambassador to Argentina -- a man who bundled more than $500,000 for President Obama´s 2012 re-election campaign, but who has never been to the country -- is in over his head. "Have you been to Argentina?" Rubio asked Noah Mamet during a Senate.gov/hearings/nomination-02-06-2014">Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday. "I haven´t had the opportunity yet to be there," Mamet replied. "I´ve traveled pretty extensively around the world, but I haven´t yet had chance [to visit Argentina]." Rubio implied that Argentina is
  • 9 die in fire destroying Argentine bank archives

    02/05/2014 3:40:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-25-14 | AP
    Nine first-responders were killed and seven others injured as they battled a fire of unknown origin that destroyed an archive of corporate and banking industry documents in Argentina’s capital on Wednesday. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and at least half of the sprawling building was ruined despite the efforts of at least 10 squads of firefighters.
  • Venezuela And Argentina: The Party Is Over

    Venezuela And Argentina: The Party Is Over Latin America’s weakest economies are reaching breaking-pointThe Economist Feb 1st 2014 WHEN the euro crisis was at its height it became commonplace for struggling European economies to insist that they were not outliers like Greece. Whatever their woes, they declared, Greece’s were in a class of their own. In Latin America, by contrast, the unwanted title of outlier has two contenders: Argentina and Venezuela. Both have been living high on the hog for years, blithely dishing out the proceeds of an unrepeatable commodities boom (oil in Venezuela; soya in Argentina). Both have been...
  • LatAm summit in Cuba focus on poverty, inequality

    01/26/2014 4:49:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2014 5:48 PM EST | Andrea Rodriguez
    Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday for a summit of a fledgling regional bloc that was conceived as a force for integration and a counterbalance to their most powerful neighbor, the United States. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC for its initials in Spanish, was formed in 2011 and comprises every nation in the Western Hemisphere except the U.S. and Canada. By Sunday, Presidents Cristina Fernandez of Argentina, Evo Morales of Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and several foreign ministers were already in Havana for the meeting. […]...
  • Currency Massacre In Emerging Markets

    01/24/2014 9:58:30 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 1-24-2014
    Currency Massacre In Emerging Markets Jan. 24, 2014 12:40 PM ET Seeking Alpha Both Venezuela (socialist worker's paradise) and Argentina (nationalist socialist paradise) have a problem with their foreign exchange reserves. In both cases it stems from trying to keep up the pretense that their currencies are worth more than they really are. The central banks of both countries are (and have been for some time) printing money like crazy, and inflation is galloping with gay abandon. Their governments publish misleading economic statistics, that inter alia attempt to hide the true extent of the monetary debasement – in short,...
  • In the name of God: can’t you people get anything right?

    01/19/2014 10:14:25 PM PST · by Bratch · 32 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | January 19, 2014 | Gene Weingarten
    <p>I’m writing to correct the apparently widespread impression that it’s OK to be a bigot in My name. This situation recently arose when that noted North American theologian Phil Robertson, the fella with the Me-like beard who whittles wood into things that quack, declared that, on the authority of his deeply held traditional Christian values, gay people are just awful. When he was punished for this by his employer, he found himself defended by many prominent conservatives, including Sarah Palin, who charged he was being censored by secularists for his religious beliefs — all as part of a supposed War on Me.</p>
  • Not an upgrade – rebirth (Israeli Kfir fighter)

    01/17/2014 2:39:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Flight Global Blogs ^ | 14 January, 2014 | Arie Egozi
    Upgrading military aircraft – fixed wing and rotary – is a common operation performed all over the world. You take an old platform, reinforce the fuselage and wings, install some new systems and it can fly for many more years. But what Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is currently doing with its old Kfir fighter aircraft is an exception. The Kfir (Lion Cub) fighter is a single-seat multitask fighter built by IAI. The aircraft was first built for the Israeli air force (IAF). The first Kfir was delivered to the IAF in 1975, and entered into service in 1976. The fighter...