September 7, 2010 |
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.
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
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.
July 21, 2010 |
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 29, 2004 |
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.
July 3, 2002 |
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.
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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.
March 14, 2013 |
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.
March 29, 2013 |
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)