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TRAVEL
June 16, 1991
I just returned from Argentina, where I found it extremely difficult to use any credit card or cash traveler's checks. Very few banks and cambios (exchange banks) accept traveler's checks. Where either checks or credit cards are accepted there is often a 10% to 30% surcharge. Bring cash! JAMES ANDERSON Santa Paula
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SPORTS
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.
TRAVEL
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.
WORLD
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
March 10, 1991 | ED McCULLOUGH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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