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June 11, 1987
Carlos Fuentes' prayer for Argentina (Opinion, May 31), "A Prayer for Democracy," is a prayer that stands a slim chance of being answered. The events that took place in April show us that the military in Argentina did not take over the government because they momentarily did not need it, as long as substantial concessions were granted. They were not looking to regain the government, just to "get away with murder." They will, as per the law submitted by President Raul Alfonsin for approval by the Congress.
September 7, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
The game World Cup fans had yearned to see in South Africa this summer was played in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, and even though it was a friendly, it pushed the Euro 2012 qualifiers going on in Europe to the back burner. Argentina, in a performance that delighted its 55,000 supporters at River Plate's Monumental stadium, scored three times in the first 34 minutes and went on to beat world and European champion Spain, 4-1. The loss was the Spanish team's first since it won the World Cup in Johannesburg on July 11 and its worst defeat in a decade.
January 15, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
You know all those warnings about how America's addiction to deficit spending is going to make us look like Greece? Stop worrying. The bigger concern should be that America will look like Argentina. That could happen, theoretically, if the threatened refusal by Republicans in the House to raise the federal debt limit leads to a default on U.S. government bonds. How bad would it be, you ask? Think about this: Because of lawsuits over Argentina's 2001 default on nearly $100 billion in sovereign debt, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rents a private jet for state visits abroad.
July 23, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Juan Espil scored 25 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds, leading Argentina to a 65-61 victory over Lithuania. Argentina (1-1), using the same slowdown strategy it did Saturday night in keeping up with the Dream Team for a half before losing, led, 48-39, with 11:31 to play. It seemed to be in good shape despite losing starting power forward Marcelo Nicola to a knee injury with four minutes left in the first half.
The money vanishes from a deputy governor's toy fund for needy children. A mayor awards a fat contract without bids. The U.S. ambassador accuses a government official of seeking bribes. Corruption has always been around in Argentina, but usually beneath the surface. Now it is coming into the open, and a recent poll indicated only low wages are a greater public concern. President Carlos Menem reluctantly declined the gift of a $90,000 Ferrari.
July 21, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Diego Maradona reportedly will remain as coach of Argentina's national soccer team, a decision he is expected to announce next week after meeting with Argentine Football Assn. President Julio Grondona . The state-run Argentine news agency Telam quoted Grondona as saying the meeting would be held Monday. The newspaper La Nacion said Maradona talked with Grondona on Tuesday and had agreed to a four-year deal that will keep him in charge until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
August 6, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON -- Uh, hello? The U.S. men's basketball team continued to play with substantially less fire than the Olympic flame, muddling through a preliminary game against Argentina and emerging with a 60-59 halftime lead Monday at Olympic Park basketball arena. The U.S. hasn't looked sharp for three halves of basketball, including a 99-94 victory over Lithuania two days ago. Manu Ginobili has 16 points for Argentina, which had no problems scoring at all, shooting 63% and making all 14 of its free-throw attempts in the half.
March 29, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Travelers who buy a ticket to Argentina , Chile or Colombia on Chilean carrier LAN Airlines have an opportunity to add on a domestic flight for $27 or less, but only until Monday. It's a cheap way to get to Patagonia's glaciers or the incomparable Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border. The deal: The offer is part of a wider airfare sale by LAN and affiliate TAM Airlines. It's good for round-trip flights starting at $1,049 per person between Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile, (add a domestic flight for $27)
July 18, 2013 | Ken Bensinger
In a first, the International Monetary Fund has said it will consider filing a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Argentina's position in a long-running debt fight with hedge funds. The IMF has never before made such a filing before the highest U.S. legal body, and its position is particularly remarkable given the rocky relationship it has had with the South American republic in recent years. But on Tuesday, the IMF sent a letter to plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Argentina, noting that its managing director, Christine Lagarde, would ask the fund's executive board to submit the brief before a July 26 deadline.  Argentina has for years been locked in lawsuits with creditors over portions of debt it defaulted on in late 2001.
March 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Argentina called on Friday for a Security Council meeting on current British military maneuvers around the Falkland Islands, Argentine U.N. Ambassador Marcelo Delpech said. Argentina claims the maneuvers violate its sovereignty.
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