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Argentina Drawing Natural Gas from Cow Burps

Argentine researchers have found a way to transform the gas created by cow digestive systems into fuel, a development that could also reduce some of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) has developed a technique that channels cow gas from bovine stomach cavities, using an experimental system of valves and pumps. The …

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Cristina Fernandez, Argentine President, Out of Surgery

Tuesday, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner came out of a successful surgery to remove blood from the surface of her brain. She is expected to make a full recovery, says government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro. He reports that, “She is in a very good mood.” But, with key mid-term elections approaching and court battles raging with the nation’s “holdout” creditors …

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Andes Man: Survived on Rats, Raisins for 4 Months

In a wonderfully inspiring story of survival, a motorcyclist from Uruguay got lost in the Andes Mountain snowstorms during the South American winter for over four months. Discovered by Argentine officials who choppered over 9,000 feet above sea level to measure precipitation levels, Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui was rescued and taken to a hospital early this morning. The doctor who …

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Inca Mummies: Sacrificed Children Were Drugged First

The perfectly preserved bodies of three Inca children are giving scientists new clues into how their people performed rituals–such as child sacrifice–and how they prepared for the event. The 500-year old mummified remains of a 13-year old girl and two younger children–a boy and girl of about 4 or 5–were found enclosed in a tomb atop the 6,739m-high Llullaillaco volcano …

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Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birthday of Argentine tango musician Aníbal Troilo on is homepage in Arentina. Troilo played bandoneon, and was a composer, arranger and bandleader. From Wikipedia: His orquesta típica was among the most popular with social dancers during the golden age of tango (1940-1955), but he changed to a concert sound by the late 1950s. Troilo’s orchestra is …

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Former Argentine Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla Dead at Age 87

Jorge Rafael Videla, the former dictator of Argentina, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Videla died in the Marcos Paz prison in Argintina. He was found dead in his prison bed early Friday morning, and the cause of death has been reported to be natural causes. Videla was sentenced to life in prison …

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South Korean, Argentinian Google Antitrust Probes Nothing New

It was recently reported that Google revealed in a SEC regulatory filing that it’s been under investigation in South Korea and Argentina for possible antitrust practices for some time now, and the search giant has been cooperating with the proceedings. New details have emerged, and it’s been said that the case in South Korea began last year, after local internet …

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Google Probed by Regulators in Argentina & South Korea

Google revealed that they are under investigation in a regulatory filing today. Argentinian and South Korean officials are currently examining some of Google’s business practices. There is no word on if officials have found any evidence of unfair practices yet. According to a Google representative’s comments emailed to the Washington Post, the investigation involves, “certain business practices”, and, “is an …

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Miracle Morgue Baby Survives Being Put In Coffin

A couple in Argentina got the shock of their lives last week when they discovered their “stillborn” premature daughter still alive in the coffin hospital workers had placed her in. Analia Bouter and her husband, Fabian Veron, say they have lots of questions for the hospital–located in Resistencia–such as why they gave her general anesthesia and why her baby was …

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