All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Argentina’

‘Black Widow of Facebook’ Lured Men, Drugged Them, and Robbed Them

With a nickname like “Black Widow of Facebook”, you better be pretty good at your (con) job. And according to police, Sofia Davila was certainly that. Fox News reports that the 21-year-old Argentinian woman has been arrested after she was caught in one of her Facebook robbery schemes. Apparently, Davila’s M.O. was to use the social networking site to attract …

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FIFA World Cup Final: Argentina vs. Germany

After watching their national team crash out of the World Cup following a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany, it seems the worst might be yet to come. Rivals Argentina have just defeated the Netherlands in a thrilling penalty shootout (4-2). This means that it will be Argentina and Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. The Argentina vs. Netherlands match …

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Lionel Messi Is An International Flop

No one in their right mind lowers the bar for elite athletes, and yet this is exactly what is done for Argentinian international Lionel Messi. Quite frankly it’s both disappointing and disturbing. Three World Cups and only two goals. This is not a statistic that sets the world on fire. It’s instead something that, had it been any other athlete …

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Titanosaurus Dinosaur Found in Argentina

Around the same time the new Godzilla film was hitting theaters in the U.S., paleontologists in Argentina say that they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur to ever walk the earth. “Given the size of these bones, which surpass any of the previously known giant animals, the new dinosaur is the largest animal known that walked on Earth,” …

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Yelp Expands Into Argentina, Its 27th Country

Yelp continues to expand internationally with a launch in Argentina, its 27th market. This comes just two months after Yelp’s Mexico launch, further expanding the company’s presence in Latin America, which also includes Brazil. People in Argentina can now create accounts at Yelp.com.ar. The iPhone and Android apps as well as business owner tools will also be available in the …

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Lionel Messi Kicks Barcelona Into Quarter-Finals

Lionel Messi’s left foot scored the goal that placed Barcelona into the quarterfinals when the team won against Manchester City in the Champions League. Barcelona has been in a slump lately, and Messi’s winning kick has broken the spell. The kick came when there was just about 20 minutes left on the clock. The ball dropped near Messi and he …

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Cristina Fernandez Breaks Public Silence

Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, made her first public appearance since December 19, 2013 on Wednesday. Fernandez has faced criticism for her recent month of silence and absence from the public eye. During her televised speech, Fernandez announced a 600-peso ($87) a month stipend for students. The Argentine president also mocked the criticism she has received for her absence …

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Fish Attack Injures 70 People in Argentina

On Christmas day, a group of swimmers were injured after coming toe-to-toe with a school of flesh eating fish. It happened in a river close to the city of Rosario, in the country of Argentina, about 185 miles north of Buenos Aires. And according to the Latin Times, a large number of people were badly injured. “There were some people …

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Cristina Fernandez Accused of Funneling Taxpayer Money

The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, has found herself under fire recently due to accusations published in investigative news reports in an Argentine newspaper. The article accuses president Fernandez of funneling taxpayer money into expensive resort hotels owned by an old friend named Lazaro Baez. Lazaro Baez is a former business partner of president Fernandez and her late husband, Nestor …

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Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races Bus

Twenty-seven-year-old Usain Bolt is world-renowned for being the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter sought to prove the title when he raced against a number 59 commuter bus while visiting Buenos Aires to participate in the 80-meter exhibition race. The athlete has six gold medals under his belt after winning three relay races (100m, 200m and 4x100m) during the 2008 …

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Darwin’s Frog Species Believed Extinct

A species of frog named after Charles Darwin is thought to have gone extinct, due to a deadly amphibian skin disease. The ironically named Darwin’s Frogs, native to the forest streams of Chile and Argentina, are thought to have succumbed completely to a fungal skin disease called chytridiomycosis. The frog was first cataloged by by French Zoologist André Marie Constant …

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Argentine Commuter Train Wrecks, 80 Injured

A commuter train in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires has crashed at the end of the line at the Once station on Saturday, injuring at least 80 people. The station is the site of the 2012 Buenos Aires rail disaster, also known as the Once Tragedy, which occurred on February 22, 2012. Fifty-one people died in that crash, and …

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