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July 3, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Suddenly, it's 2006 all over again in Germany. Fans are turning out in the tens of thousands on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere to watch what is surely the best German soccer team put together in the past quarter-century. That team, in a performance as devastating as it was comprehensive, demolished Argentina, 4-0, on Saturday to sweep into the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup. "They did what we knew they were capable of doing," said downcast Argentine forward Carlos Tevez.
May 4, 2008
Ralph Velasco of Newport Beach returned last month from an 11-day trip through South America that took in a lot of territory: Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. One of the highlights of the drive from Chile to Argentina was this slithering crossing of the Andes on Ruta 60. "There are 28 curves on this road," Velasco said in an e-mail, "and it's amazing to see 18-wheelers try to pass each other going up the hill. " His camera? A Nikon D70.
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.
August 29, 2004 | Bill Dwyre
Every 52 years or so, Argentina turns the Olympics on its ear, as was the case when its men's basketball team completed a huge day for the country with an 84-69 victory over Italy in the gold-medal game here Saturday night. Argentina completed its dazzling march to the gold that picked up steam with a victory over the United States in the semifinals Friday night.
March 22, 2000
Re "His Love of Nazism Lives On," March 17: I strongly object to featuring an avowed and unrepentant Nazi on the front page, as if he were a role model for good. He is a role model, but for the continuing hatred of Jews and other non-Aryan people. Little in this entire article presents the horrifying events this man's hero engineered. Instead, we are treated to the following quote: "Today they say so many bad things about [Hitler]; I never experienced anything like that . . . I admire him. That's the position I take, and I will take it until the day I die."
July 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
BUENOS AIRES -- President Eduardo Duhalde on Tuesday moved up presidential elections by six months to March, saying he wanted to boost international confidence in efforts to resolve Argentina's economic crisis. Duhalde said that fast-forwarding the vote, originally set for September 2003, would help restore order to Argentina, whose economy has been in recession for four years. "We will reinsert ourselves into the international community.
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.
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.
March 14, 2013 | By Andres D'Alessandro and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
BUENOS AIRES - The man who is now Pope Francis was a young Jesuit leader, not long out of seminary, when Argentina's military junta unleashed a reign of terror that became known as the "dirty war. " That was more than 30 years ago, but the reaction to the naming of the first Argentine pope shows that the wounds have not yet healed. Many Argentines were still stunned Thursday that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, had become the first pope from the Americas.
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.
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