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December 21, 2001 | By Frida Ghitis
Exactly two years ago, I arrived in Buenos Aires with a CNN team to cover the millennium celebrations. Millennium fever was in the air. The futuristic-sounding Year 2000 was approaching, and the scariest thing we could picture for the coming age was a computer threat we called Y2K. Once we arrived, we learned that celebrations in Argentina had been canceled. The economy was in trouble, and the new president, Fernando de la Rua, was taking strong action to put things right. That meant strict austerity measures.
SPORTS
May 12, 1991 | By Roger Allaway, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Argentine national soccer team, which plays the United States in a friendly match next Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif., can be forgiven if it is not really concentrating on that game. It has tougher opponents ahead than the United States. Argentina's soccer reputation suffered a terrible beating in last year's World Cup, in which Argentina made few friends with its nearly successful attempt to win the championship via scoreless ties and penalty kicks. Even though it may have been a bad call that gave West Germany the penalty kick that beat Argentina in the title game, most of the soccer world registered dismay at Argentina's bid to capture the title through defensive stalling tactics.
SPORTS
September 5, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Argentina pulled off a victory that until recently seemed nearly impossible. The South American nation upset the United States, 87-80, last night in the World Championships, the first loss for a U.S. basketball team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international events in 1992. The defeat did not knock the United States out of the tournament, but the team will now be seeded lower in the medal round, where the nations could meet again. The United States plays Yugoslavia in a quarterfinal tonight.
SPORTS
June 19, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Argentina, the defending champion, yesterday tied Romania, 1-1, a result that moved both countries into the second round of the World Cup. Defender Pedro Monzon gave Argentina the lead in the 62d minute when he headed home a Diego Maradona corner. But the Romanians, who earlier had squandered half a dozen good chances, came back six minutes later with a header goal by Gavril Balint. The tie left Romania second in the group behind Cameroon and Argentina third, both with three points.
NEWS
September 3, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A federal court yesterday acquitted five men of being accessories to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people, the deadliest terrorist attack on Argentine soil. In a nationally televised verdict, a three-judge panel cleared four former provincial police officers and a former used-car salesman accused of supplying the van used in the attack, which also injured about 300 people. Judge Miguel Pons read the long-awaited verdict, which cleared the suspects of all major charges after a three-year trial - the longest in Argentine history.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Once upon a time (that is to say, in pre-Peron Argentina), a beautiful and intelligent shopkeeper bore a child, equally beautiful and intelligent, but refused to admit that her undersized daughter was a dwarf. In Maria Luisa Bemberg's subversively funny and poignant film, the mother's denial is met with the daughter's equally powerful pride in her difference. The underplayed drama between these two life forces is the backdrop to this delicious and affecting romance involving the daughter and village playboy Marcello Mastroianni who, at first, seems to be courting the mother.
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | By Kathleen Wheaton, Special to The Inquirer
On a freezing July day in this Southern Hemisphere winter, residents of one of this city's burgeoning suburban shantytowns gathered at the house of Susana Sarcena to plan supper at the local soup kitchen. "Meat? What's that?" Sarcena asked with a bitter smile. "We'll have noodle soup or gruel, which you can make with flour and water. It's better than nothing, but it's still malnutrition. " Like all her friends and neighbors, Sarcena is a lifelong Peronist, and she voted in May for the Peronist candidate, Carlos Menem, who was inaugurated as president of Argentina yesterday.
SPORTS
July 26, 1993 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Germany overcame a quick goal by Argentina to claim the Intercontinental Cup field hockey championship with a 2-1 victory at Villanova yesterday. In other action as the 12-day tournament concluded, Canada won the bronze- medal game with a 1-0 victory over Russia, and ninth-place Japan was presented with an award for good sportsmanship. The top-five teams, including fifth-place United States, qualified for the 1994 World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. Argentina jumped out to a 1-0 lead just one minute into the game on a goal by Vanina Onetto.
SPORTS
September 2, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FIRST PEPE Sanchez. Then Juan Fernandez. Each of those imports did pretty well at Temple. Now Ayan Nunez de Carvalho, another product of Argentina, has joined the basketball family on North Broad Street, as well. The 6-5 combo guard, who averaged 10 points in seven games for his country in the 2014 Under-17 World Championships, has signed a scholarship to play for the Owls. He becomes the fourth member of this year's recruiting class, joining 6-4 guard Levan Alston (Haverford High)
SPORTS
August 25, 2010 | By PHIL JASNER, jasnerp@phillynews.com
The 76ers' Andres Nocioni is likely to play for his native Argentina against Germany on Saturday in its opening game of the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. We think. The Sixers' Andre Iguodala, as anticipated, will be part of the USA team that will open Saturday against Croatia. Iguodala has been one of the key men on the USA squad, and is a likely starter. The U.S. has one "friendly" remaining, today against Greece in Athens. Nocioni, a rugged 6-7 forward, did not play in his country's final "friendly," a 93-89 overtime victory over Turkey, earning the Argentines the Efes Pilsen World Cup. Nocioni has been coming back from a left ankle sprain suffered July 31. He played 13 minutes in an 89-82 victory over Lebanon, sitting out after the first 5 minutes of the third quarter.
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June 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For the second year in a row, Chile earned the Copa America championship by beating Argentina on penalty kicks, adding to the disappointment of superstar Lionel Messi and his teammates. Francisco Silva's penalty kick clinched the match, giving Chile a 4-2 edge after the teams played to a scoreless tie through regulation and extra time. The game was played before 82,026 at Met Life Stadium, the largest soccer attendance in New Jersey history. Chile's Alexis Sanchez won the Golden Ball as the tournament's most outstanding player.
SPORTS
June 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
When Chile meets Panama in the third and final Copa America Centenario match played over the last week at Lincoln Financial Field on Tuesday, a berth in the knockout round will be on the line The winner of the 8 p.m. Group D match will advance to the quarterfinal, and the loser goes home. A tie would enable defending champion Chile (1-1) to advance, but not Panama (1-1). Already in Group D, Argentina (2-0) has advanced and will play Bolivia (0-2) at 10 p.m. on Tuesday in Seattle during its final Group game.
SPORTS
June 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Copa America Centerario Group D Tuesday, 8 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. TV: FS1, Univision, Univision Deportes Streaming: Fox-FoxSports.com/Go, FoxSoccer2go.com. Univision-Univision.com/Deportes. Group D results: Chile lost to Argentina, 2-1; defeated Bolivia, 2-1. Panama defeated Bolivia, 2-1; lost to Argentina, 5-0. FIFA Rankings: Chile, No. 5; Panama, No. 56. How they will play Chile: This is a team that will pick its spots in attacking. Bayern Munich standout Arturo Vidal, who had both goals in the win over Bolivia, including a penalty kick on a controversial call, is a creative midfielder who can break down defenders, shoot from distance and also draw extra attention and dish off to teammates.
SPORTS
June 7, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - The Copa America may be a new thing to many American soccer fans, but it is not a new thing for the U.S. national team. One of the great chapters in American soccer history was written at the 1995 edition of the tournament. A team that included Union sporting director Earnie Stewart and assistant coach Mike Sorber shocked the world with a run to fourth place. Even though 21 years have gone by, both men have vivid memories of the history they made in the small Uruguay town of Paysandu, near the border with Argentina.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Ellen Dunkel, Staff Writer
They call it a "tango trance. " It's the meditative state, like a runner's high, when tango dancers are listening to the music, improvising in sync with their partners, and feeling the energy of other dancers in the room. "Argentine tango is improvised beyond the level that almost any dance is improvised," said Meredith Klein, director of the Philadelphia International Tango Festival, to be held this weekend at Christ Church Neighborhood House. Events include lessons, workshops, and performances, going into the wee hours of the morning.
TRAVEL
May 9, 2016
Answer: California. Founded in 1775, the mission is famous for the annual return of swallows from their winter home in Argentina.  
TRAVEL
February 21, 2016
Answer: South America. Located in the Andes, the Altiplano is a high-plateau area in parts of Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. The world's highest navigable lake, Titicaca, is located there.
TRAVEL
November 23, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, Argentina - Literary pilgrimages are the kind of journey I find thrilling: climbing dark stairs in St. Petersburg to see the desk where Dostoevsky finished The Brothers Karamazov just before he died; seeing the "snotgreen sea" of Ulysses from Joyce's Martello tower in Dublin; sitting on the same stone seats on which Sophocles sat watching a play at the amphitheater at Epidaurus; gazing at the plum tree in Hampstead under which...
SPORTS
September 2, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FIRST PEPE Sanchez. Then Juan Fernandez. Each of those imports did pretty well at Temple. Now Ayan Nunez de Carvalho, another product of Argentina, has joined the basketball family on North Broad Street, as well. The 6-5 combo guard, who averaged 10 points in seven games for his country in the 2014 Under-17 World Championships, has signed a scholarship to play for the Owls. He becomes the fourth member of this year's recruiting class, joining 6-4 guard Levan Alston (Haverford High)
NEWS
December 17, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ken Lacovara's Drexel University laboratory was crammed with sturdy wooden crates, each one packed with bones from the monster that he affectionately refers to as "Dread. " It was dinosaur shipping time. Seventeen crates, six pallets, 150 bones. The remains of Dreadnoughtus schrani and two smaller prehistoric creatures had to fit inside a 40-foot shipping container on Monday. Would it work? Lacovara, a Drexel paleontologist, announced in September that he and colleagues had discovered the massive beast in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
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