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OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

OLYMPICS: Argentina Takes Out Brazil, Advancing to the Semifinals

Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament with an 82-77 victory here Wednesday over Brazil at the North Greenwich Arena. continue reading »

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Monday’s basketball game saw U.S. play Argentina and it was a dirty game with a lot of elbowing and shoving allegations coming from both sides. The Argentines accused Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers, punching Facundo Campazzo and Campazzo was accused of elbowing Antony in the groin and not apologizing. continue reading »

Herbicide Used on Argentina Soy Bean Crops May be Causing Birth Defects, Miscarriages

Herbicide Used on Argentina Soy Bean Crops May be Causing Birth Defects, Miscarriages

Pesticides and herbicides being used on Argentina’s genetically modified soy crops are believed to be behind the health issues many in the surrounding areas are experience. continue reading »

Argentine Train Derailment Leaves at Least 30 Injured

Argentine Train Derailment Leaves at Least 30 Injured

At least 30 people were injured when a train derailed Monday at the entrance to the Retiro station, one of the main stations in Buenos Aires, where more than 50 people were killed in a railway accident at another station in February, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

17 Charged With Practicing Paranormal Medicine in Argentina Without a License & a Kilo of Coke

Seventeen Colombians were arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license in Argentina, the official Telam news agency reported, citing police. The arrests were made during searches of four buildings in Buenos Aires. The suspects allegedly belonged to a center that provided people with treatments and medicines, the Metropolitan Police said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Telefonica to Invest $980 M to Expand Presence, Services in Argentina

Telefonica to Invest $980 M to Expand Presence, Services in Argentina

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica said Wednesday it will invest 4.5 billion pesos ($980.3 million) this year in Argentina, focusing those expenditures on network deployment, expansion of its subscriber base and the launch of new digital services. continue reading »

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentina and Venezuela Form “Strategic” Oil Alliance

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez signed an agreement in Brasilia forming a "strategic alliance" between their respective state oil companies, YPF and PDVSA. continue reading »

Argentina Men’s Basketball Team Suffers Loss to France in 2012 Olympics

Argentina Men’s Basketball Team Suffers Loss to France in 2012 Olympics

After shining in its opening 2012 Olympics match against Lithuania, the Argentine men's basketball squad looked ragged here Tuesday in a 71-64 loss to France. continue reading »

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Black howler monkeys at an Argentine ecological park have been suffering depression following the death of two of the oldest females in the group and had to be given medication because they refused to eat, the press reported. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

OLYMPICS: Spain, Argentina, Brazil Looking to Outshine U.S. on Basketball Court

The Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian Olympic men's basketball squads will all be battling for podium spots and looking to pull off a huge upset over a powerful U.S. team, which is filled with NBA stars and is the clear gold medal favorite at the London Games. continue reading »

Argentina Unveils New Currency Bearing Eva Peron’s Face

Argentina Unveils New Currency Bearing Eva Peron’s Face

Last month, it was announced that Argentina was planning to issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Peron, whose full name is Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, widely known as Evita. continue reading »

Olympics 2012:  Can Argentina or Spain Beat Team USA in Men’s Basketball?

Olympics 2012:  Can Argentina or Spain Beat Team USA in Men’s Basketball?

Two teams that will be the biggest competition for the star-studded USA men’s basketball team are Argentina and Spain. continue reading »

Soccer Great Maradona Says Boca Doesn’t Need Him

Soccer Great Maradona Says Boca Doesn’t Need Him

Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona, recently cut loose as manager by Dubai's Al Wasl, said former club Boca Juniors has no need for him at the helm. continue reading »