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March 16, 2013 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
BUENOS AIRES - A block away from Pope Francis' childhood home, a modest neighborhood church is wedged between a bakery and a bank of middle-class town houses. Inside is a small sign festooned in pastel construction paper - like the kind that church ladies anywhere in the world might make to celebrate a child's first communion. "Thank you, Francis!" it says. "Your pueblo accompanies you and prays for you. " Underneath is a reproduction of a card identifying Francis - Holy Father, bishop of Rome and vicar of Jesus Christ - as a fan of San Lorenzo, Buenos Aires' underdog soccer team.
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December 3, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Pope Francis, well-known do-gooder, may be doing even more good under a secret guise. Super Pope. No, he's not really a superhero, although his fans -- Catholic and non-Catholic among them -- find much to admire. But the pope may be dressing as a regular ol' priest at night to sneak out of the Vatican with a sidekick to mingle with the poor -- giving them money or just hanging out to let them know he's there for them. When he was an archbishop, his nighttime visits to the poor, the elderly and the sick of Buenos Aires were documented.
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NEWS
November 22, 1994
A two-day international seminar on historical fascism and its political legacies will begin Thursday in Buenos Aires. Discussions and papers will explore the treatment of refugees from Nazi and Fascist persecution before and during World War II, the impact of the ideologies in Latin America and the treatment of Nazi fugitives during and after the war. Speakers will include scholars and researchers from the United States, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Israel, France and Canada.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
The Argentine writer César Aira is a master of dark and forgotten places. Like his late countryman Jorge Luis Borges, he writes narratives that feel like fables. He is the author of 80 books, most of them novellas, only a handful of which have been translated to English. At a slim 128 pages, "Shantytown" recounts a story set in a slum, or "villa miseria," as they're known in Buenos Aires. I lived within earshot of such a Buenos Aires shantytown not long after Aira originally published this novel in 1998.
NEWS
May 6, 1985 | Associated Press
A series of explosions at a military gunpowder depot today killed two workers and shook the city's waterfront area. Eleven people were injured in the blasts, police said. The first explosion at the Fabricaciones Militares waterfront depot was immediately followed by four others that shattered windows 20 blocks away and could be heard at a distance of several miles. Police said it was not immediately known what caused the blasts.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid. "I am very excited about being here," said Gasol, translated from Spanish. "We have a very strong bid, based on trust.  We must guarantee that we are going to organize a great Olympics in 2020. " Gasol will make his presentation Saturday.  Madrid is hoping to beat out Tokyo and Istanbul, Turkey, for the honor. Pau Gasol proud to be part of a “fantastic team” as he arrives in Buenos Aires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, which means that over the years I've been subjected to plenty of unsolicited opinions about my health and my decision to stop eating meat. There were epic battles with my grandmother, who grew up on a hog farm in Minnesota and believes eating animals is part of human nature. "It has to do with teeth," is her cryptic explanation. My other grandmother, a New Yorker with a New Age streak, insists that I need beef, chicken and fish even more than most people because of my blood type.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Frago sat with a cup of coffee at a small table on the edge of the dance floor, explaining the art of the tango. "It's not about the man and the woman," the 55-year-old Buenos Aires hairdresser said. "It's about the driver and the driven. " Frago had come out to celebrate the eighth birthday of Tango Queer, a weekly party where women dance freely with women, and men dance freely with men. It's one of several popular gatherings in Buenos Aires that cater to gay and lesbian tango enthusiasts, as well as straights who want to test the dance's traditionally heterosexual gender roles.
WORLD
December 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Legislators in Buenos Aires granted legal status to gay and lesbian couples, allowing benefits such as pensions and hospital visits in a move hailed as a first in Latin America. After a noisy marathon debate, the legislature voted 29 to 10 to legalize same-sex civil unions in the city of 3 million that has a reputation as one of the most progressive in deeply Roman Catholic South America.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | From Reuters
After five weeks of power blackouts of up to six hours a day, Buenos Aires residents were told Sunday that they can again use electricity around the clock--at least until Thursday. From then on, cuts will last a maximum of three hours a day provided consumption is kept down, the energy department said.
TRAVEL
October 26, 2013
Home Hotel Buenos Aires is the first boutique hotel in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood of Buenos Aires and still its epicenter. We have stayed here for seven years in a row. It's small and intimate, with five-star service from a friendly staff. Have lunch in the English garden and watch the parade of fascinating people - both tourists and locals from the entertainment industry. Home Hotel Buenos Aires, 5860 Honduras, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires; (011) 54-11-4778-1008, http://www.homebuenosaires.com . Rooms from $150.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Frago sat with a cup of coffee at a small table on the edge of the dance floor, explaining the art of the tango. "It's not about the man and the woman," the 55-year-old Buenos Aires hairdresser said. "It's about the driver and the driven. " Frago had come out to celebrate the eighth birthday of Tango Queer, a weekly party where women dance freely with women, and men dance freely with men. It's one of several popular gatherings in Buenos Aires that cater to gay and lesbian tango enthusiasts, as well as straights who want to test the dance's traditionally heterosexual gender roles.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid. "I am very excited about being here," said Gasol, translated from Spanish. "We have a very strong bid, based on trust.  We must guarantee that we are going to organize a great Olympics in 2020. " Gasol will make his presentation Saturday.  Madrid is hoping to beat out Tokyo and Istanbul, Turkey, for the honor. Pau Gasol proud to be part of a “fantastic team” as he arrives in Buenos Aires.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter Ueberroth might do a decent job running the L.A. Games. Heading into those '84 Games, the Olympic movement wasn't quite sure how long it would be one. Then Ueberroth, Harry Usher, David Wolper and their carefully chosen, hard-working cast provided vision, inspiration and expertise as to how to leverage television.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers All-Star Pau Gasol has been named a spokesman for Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid, according to the Associated Press. The committee to lure the Olympics to the Spanish capital issued a statement Tuesday indicating Gasol will address the International Olympic Committee next month in Buenos Aires. The Olympics are "more than a sport," Gasol said in the statement. Bringing the Olympics to Spain would provide a boost for Spain's recessed economy. The bid of @Madrid2020ES is ready to host the next @Olympics and needs our support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, which means that over the years I've been subjected to plenty of unsolicited opinions about my health and my decision to stop eating meat. There were epic battles with my grandmother, who grew up on a hog farm in Minnesota and believes eating animals is part of human nature. "It has to do with teeth," is her cryptic explanation. My other grandmother, a New Yorker with a New Age streak, insists that I need beef, chicken and fish even more than most people because of my blood type.
NEWS
May 9, 1995
Argentine President Carlos Menem, whose party changed the country's constitution last year so he could seek reelection, faces the possibility of a runoff after Sunday's first round of voting. A surprising poll result shows Menem, first elected in 1989, leading with 41.6% of the vote while main rival Jose Bordon, a former member of Menem's Peronist Party, holds 34.7%. Bordon, a senator, has been gaining ground at Menem's expense in the major cities.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
A suspected car bomb destroyed the Israeli Embassy and wrecked a nearby school and other buildings Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100. About 10 Israeli diplomats were missing and believed buried in the rubble. "All indications lead us to believe it's a terrorist attack," President Carlos Saul Menem said in a nationally televised news conference. He did not offer evidence.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Every summer, millions of Americans repeat again and again a word that has its roots in Taino, the Caribbean language spoken by the people Christopher Columbus met when he first landed in the Americas. Spanish speakers brought the word into their language as barbacoa . Cooking beef on sticks over a fire was an early "fusion food" as we learn in the engaging new nonfiction book "The Story of Spanish. " What English speakers have come to call "barbecue" combines "Arawak technique, European meats and Mexican flavors.
WORLD
April 4, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
As the waters receded Thursday, Argentina mourned scores of people killed in floods that raged through Buenos Aires province, knocking out power and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gov. Daniel Scioli told reporters in Argentina that the death toll in the area of La Plata had risen to 49, while 20 more people were missing. Six other lives were lost in earlier flooding in the city of Buenos Aires, according to the Associated Press, including a subway worker who was electrocuted and an elderly woman who drowned inside her home.
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