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Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

...laughter and sense of adventure died Feb. 7 in a hiking accident in Patagonia, Argentina.According to reports from the Argentine newspaper, Chalten Today, Michael Feraudo Jr., 60, apparently fell sometime after 12:30 p.m. local time while hiking...
Perils of Polly: Nowhere to stop? Just keep driving

...Peril" columns about Australia, Asia, and Central America. Her perils continue in Argentina and Chile.We left the Argentine-Chilean border crossing into Tierra del Fuego at around 6 p.m., leaving behind the stress of the four-hour nightmare...
Perils of Polly: Purmamarca surprise for Polly

...Virgin Land," and its claim to fame the hill of seven colors, is perched next to a small river, two miles up from a major Argentine highway, Route 9. The thunder boomed and lightning flashed like a strobe light, and pretty soon heavy drops of rain were...

...control of a company that was given contracts to print the Argentine peso, as well as material for Fernandez's election campaign...along with five other defendants.Boudou is the first sitting Argentine vice president to face such charges. He could be sentenced...

...and the second foreign trip of Francis' pontificate, following his 2013 visit to Brazil for World Youth Day.Francis, an Argentine Jesuit, will be the fourth pope to visit the Holy Land after Paul VI's landmark visit in 1964.In his Christmas address...
Perils of Polly: Nafta gas, food inspection and just where is that campground?

...Australia, Asia, and Central America. Her perils continue in Argentina and Chile. Our second day of driving through the Argentine pampas and into Patagonia was one of language confusion which left my sister and me laughing. The Argentines we left behind...

...and corruption of human beings.Local painters, including Argentine Martin Ron, also take advantage of the relatively lax rules...the legendary "Hand of God" goal scored against England by Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico...
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Perils of Polly: Running on empty

...We knew our inability to buy Chilean money would come back to bite us. Here it was. In Spanish, I asked if he would take Argentine money. No. U.S. money? No. Where's the next gas station? I held out the map. He pointed to the intersection where...
Perils of Polly: Only 3 days left in Buenos Aires before the plane leaves

...And more trucks. We had two more nights, and then to the airport. We camped at San Antonio de Areca where we discovered the town would be celebrating Carnaval that night. Finally, I was going to actually get some Argentine culture.
Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

...Russia, China and Iran. Supporters eagerly raised Chavez to the pantheon of revolutionary legends ranging from Castro to Argentine-born rebel Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Chavez nurtured that cult of personality, and even as he stayed out of sight for long...


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