Gimme shelter, says Cristina in Argentina

The Rolling Stones famously sang, Oh, a storm is threat'ning My very life today If I don't get some shelter Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away. Over in Argentina, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who came to power when her husband Néstor Kirchner died suddenly of a heart condition, sees a storm is threat'ning: … Continue reading Gimme shelter, says Cristina in Argentina

Meanwhile, over at Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Argentina . . . UPDATED

Some guy running away from the law tossed US$7million over the monastery wall (emphasis added), An official in the former government of President Cristina Fernandez was arrested on Tuesday as he allegedly tried to hide millions in dollars and other currencies at an Argentine monastery. A neighbor of the monastery called authorities after seeing a man … Continue reading Meanwhile, over at Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Argentina . . . UPDATED

Argentina: A case of “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown?” UPDATE

At the end of the 1974 crime drama Chinatown, Walsh drags Jake away from the scene and says one of the all-time classic lines in movie history,Forget it, Jake. It's ChinatownEarlier in the film, the plot has established that Chinatown is a lawless, dangerous place, where even the District Attorney advises its men to do … Continue reading Argentina: A case of “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown?” UPDATE

The curious case of the dead Argentinian prosecutor UPDATED

Alberto Nisman is dead. He was found dead in his one-bedroom Buenos Aires apartment on Sunday, hours before he was scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing on Monday to provide more details on his lawsuit accusing president Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others conspiracy to cover up an investigation into Iran’s alleged … Continue reading The curious case of the dead Argentinian prosecutor UPDATED

This is the worst timing for the NYT

since Bill Ayers was featured on Sept 11th 2001. Headline: An Apology to Maradona, a Rollicking Genius We misjudged your appointment as coach. We believed that Julio Grondona, the 78-year-old president of Argentina’s soccer federation, had lost all sense of reason in asking you, a fading icon without a coaching badge, to pick up a … Continue reading This is the worst timing for the NYT

Most soccer matches you don’t have 3 goals scored in the whole game.

But Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina has just managed a Hat Trick against South Korea in the World Cup. The Score is 4-1. You would never know this was soccer. Update: If you want to see why Americans aren't interested in soccer check out the France Mexico game if you can stay awake.