Argentina

Funny Tweets Mock Maybe The World Cup's Most Boring Game

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada

Don't cry, Argentina: you have made the 2014 World Cup final. And all it took was outlasting the Dutch in what may have been the most boring game ...

ARGENTINA ADVANCES TO FINAL

CP | Mike Corder, The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada

SAO PAULO - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalke...

Why Are There No Black Men on Argentina's Roster?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

There are no black players on Argentina's roster. Actually, there are hardly any black people left in Argentina period. In colonial times, the proportion of Africans hovered around 50 per cent in half of Argentina's provinces. General José de San Martín, the revolutionary who lead the charge to gain independence from Spanish rule, estimated that there were 400,000 Afro-Argentines who could be recruited to his armies. Black men made up 65 per cent of his troops.

Why Argentina's Rulers and Cronies Are Fair Game

Patricia Adams | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
Patricia Adams

Argentinians would not need to suffer if assets hidden from creditors could be recovered and, in any case, the country need not default. As a senior portfolio manager at Elliott Management wrote in the Financial Times, Argentina "could easily afford to pay all of its defaulted debt tomorrow."

Pope Francis is Wrong About Capitalism

Mark Milke | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Any time of year is a good time to discuss poverty but the subject has obvious resonance at Christmas. Thus, unsurprisingly, Pope Francis recently wrote about the necessity of compassion for those on the margins. However, the Pope's letter also took capitalism in general to task -- troubling because the relationship between wealth creation and the alleviation of (some) poverty is often misunderstood. The Pontiff's critique will not necessarily correct this confusion. The Pope's letter is a broad-brush critique but thoughtful readers should pause, ponder and then object.

The Bombing You've Never Heard About

Frank Dimant | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada
Frank Dimant

Last week, the 19th anniversary of the 1994 AMIA bombing went almost unnoticed outside of Argentina. Perhaps the AMIA bombing fails to motivate the world to call for justice because it is mistakenly viewed as an act of terror against the Jewish community. In fact, many of the victims were not Jewish.

Watching the Watchdog: Did We Just Watch Vatican Idol?

Tim Knight | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

This edition of Vatican Idol -- brought to you at a cost of many millions by nearly every media outlet in the world -- is, thank the lord, finally over. Much sound (hymns, sermons and endless journalistic platitudes), no visible fury, and in the end, no significance except the name of the next chief executive officer of this exclusive and dysfunctional men's club.

Why Argentina Is Accusing the U.S. of "Legal Colonialism"

Conrad Black | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

Argentina has been pursued through the commercial courts in New York for over a decade by the vulture funds which bought its effectively defaulted debt and rejected what they considered insufficient offers of replacement bonds. The most interesting prospect opened up by this controversy is the possibility that Argentina, as is the practice of its current president, tells the Americans to stuff their rulings and attempts to engage financial markets in Europe and the Far East. The Argentine economy minister has accused the Americans of "legal colonialism," and, for once, that thoroughly disreputable government has a point.

No Fear Kayaking the White Waters of Argentina

Jonathan Duke | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

Perched on the abyss, I was about to drop into a black hole ringed by surging white water. There was no turning back now. Paddle hard. Be aggressive. Follow my guide's line. As an avid sea kayaker I was eager to try white water for the first time. And where better than in the foothills of the Andes? I knew white water was a whole different skill set, but I was confident some of my sea kayaking knowledge would cross over. Turns out I was a little over-confident...

A Novice Hiker Takes on the Mountains of Patagonia

Jonathan Duke | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

I had already been enjoying the relaxed pace of rural Patagonia for a couple weeks and I'd decided to settle down in El Chalten, the trekking capital of Argentina, for a week. We set out for Cerro Fitz Roy base camp, a 26 kilometre round trip. This granite spear peaks at 3,375 metres and attracts hardcore climbers from the world over. From here the real work began.

I'll Have a Jameson on (Patagonian Glacier) Ice, Please

Jonathan Duke | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

With each step my crampons dug into the surface of the glacier with a satisfying crunch. The cold wind off the ice made this Argentinian summer feel like a winter's day in Newfoundland. I'm walking on Perito Moreno glacier, deep in rural Patagonia. Back on the boat I sipped on a Jameson over glacier ice. This is as far south as my journey in Argentina will take me.

Getting (Almost) Robbed in the Slums of Buenos Aires

Jonathan Duke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

I exited the subway system back onto the sunny streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was walking through the street vendors that line the way to the bus station when a spray of liquid hit me from behind. I remembered a warning about the pick pocketing distractions that I might encounter -- I quickly realized I was in the middle of one of them. With that realization I took off zig zagging through the crowds...

Surrounded by Thousands of Penguins in Punta Tumbo

Jonathan Duke | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

Punta Tumbo is home to over half a million Magellanic penguins. The path for us humans, although marked and restricted, goes straight through the penguin's breeding ground. This means you're surrounded by thousands of knee-high penguins waddling from their dens to the sea and then back again. Hugo warned us not to let them get too close though, as they were known for nipping nosey tourists.

Argentina's Darkest Corner: Slum or New Beginning?

Jonathan Duke | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

Villa 31 is not included on the map of Buenos Aires. It does not receive basic municipal services such as sanitation, water, public transportation or street lights. Are the villas of Buenos Aires home to inescapable cycles of poverty, or are they the means by which immigrants and migrants gain a foothold in the city to someday create a better life for themselves and their families?

A Buenos Aires Boutique That's Home Sweet Home

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Today's discerning shopper looks for a unique shopping experience, a space that offers something more than the crème de la crème of fashion and design. And Buenos Aires-based concept store Pehache delivers just that. It's a multi-designer boutique, gallery and café in one that invites you in to browse every nook and cranny and makes you feel at home.

Argentina, Bete Noire of the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

On top of the generalized global interest about Argentina's move to nationalize its largest energy company YPF, the majority owner of which had been the Spanish energy company Repsol, there is a special local twist as the Mexican President Felipe Calderón has been particularly critical of Argentina's move calling it "very regrettable."

Cheaper and Better Wines

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Living
Erin and Courtney Henderson

We have a secret. When we go wine shopping, we like to play a game. It's called the Cheaper and Better Game. The rules of this game are simple: find the best wines we can for $15 and under.