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Stories about Argentina

12 July 2014

Argentina Beats the Netherlands, Heads to the World Cup Final Against Germany

Argentina last made it to the World Cup final in 1990 and lost to West Germany, making Sunday's final against Germany a rematch 24 years in the making.

11 July 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Tears in Brazil, Tear Gas in Bahrain and Tragedy in Qatar

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

10 July 2014

Argentinian Footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi Has Quite the Following Among Women

The soccer star, also know as "Pocho," has won many female admirers at home in Argentina for his chiseled physique.

3 July 2014

Argentina Fans Live Every Moment of Nail-Biter Victory Over Switzerland

Argentinian football fans agonized along with their national team, which eked out a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time.

20 June 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Protests in Brazil, a Jailed Writer in Cameroon and Foul Play From Fans

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

22 May 2014

‘Mafalda’ Cartoonist Quino Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain

The well-known 81-year-old Argentinian cartoonist is the man behind the idealistic yet pessimistic little girl Mafalda.

7 March 2014

Latin American Women Say ‘No’ to Catcalls

Artists and web users share photos and illustrations to criticize catcalling and demand respect for women.

21 February 2014

Developing Latin America: Winners of the Regional Acceleration Event

Technology for Transparency Network

The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.

20 February 2014

Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’

In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.

13 February 2014

Argentina's Polar Bear ‘Arturo’ Will Stay at the Mendoza Zoo

After a medical evaluation, Arturo the polar bear will stay in Argentina. The people of Mendoza and different organizations demand better conditions for him.

12 February 2014

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

11 February 2014

Argentina: ‘We Increase’ Progress or Corruption?

President Fernández announced an increase in pensions and education allowances, sparking the hashtag #Aumentamos (we increase), where users gave their own account of what has ‘increased’ in the country.

7 February 2014

Uruguayan ‘Asado’, Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

4 February 2014

How Eating Italian Gnocchi Became a Monthly Tradition in Latin America

The tradition of eating gnocchi every 29th of the month came to Latin America with Italian immigrants, and the tradition is still alive today. Bloggers share stories and recipes.

3 February 2014

Argentina's ‘Carnival of the Country’ Kicks Off With Drums and Dances

Take a look at photos, videos and blog posts about "Carnival in the Country", Argentina's most anticipated festive season celebrations currently underway in Gualeguaychú.

5 January 2014

Argentina: Intense Heat Affects Polar Bear in Captivity

The large heat wave in Argentina is affecting the only polar bear in captivity in the country. The people of Argentina are asking to give him decent living conditions.

30 December 2013

Widespread Power Outages Leave Argentines Dying of Heat

Record high temperaturas provokes energy crisis in Argentina, leaving many citizens in the dark.

10 December 2013

“Digital Hooligans” from Iran Attack Messi's Facebook

Iranians posted a flood of nasty comments on the Facebook page of the Argentinian footballer ahead of the World Cup.

14 November 2013

PHOTOS: Humans of Latin America

Humans of New York has inspired photographers all over the world. The "Humans of..." projects from Latin America show the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region.

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