December 21, 2001 |
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.
May 12, 1991 |
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.
September 5, 2002 |
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.
June 19, 1990 |
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.
September 3, 2004 |
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.
May 6, 1994 |
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.
July 9, 1989 |
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.
July 26, 1993 |
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.
August 25, 2010 |
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.
April 16, 1997 |
"Oh my God. I'm so, like, nervous. This is, like, bad. " - Songstress Fiona Apple, age 19, in concert Sunday in New York Fergie, Duchess of York, debuted her new, syndicated column yesterday, and several papers in Europe, Canada and South Africa have arranged to carry it. In the states, she'll appear in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Denver Post and St. Petersburg Times. For her first outing, Fergie (and a ghostwriting assistant) waxed nostalgic about Argentina, where her late stepfather lived.