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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: Nafta gas, food inspection and just where is that campground? 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 are probably still shaking their heads at the...
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...
Perils of Polly: Swimming with Magellanic penguins

...faucets -- go figure. The showers were only one problem with camping in a crowded campground. It was the weekend, and the Argentines were here to party. And they know how to party -- at least how to make noise! The loud music, laughing, yelling, barking...
Perils of Polly: 'Hay camping cerca aqui?'

...places were not too nice. This particular campground was a municipal park and had a lot of locals in tents. We found both Argentines and Chileans love to tent camp. The bathrooms were typical of what we were to find throughout both countries: no toilet...
Perils of Polly: Road to Iguazu Falls: Is it worth the wait?

...then beyond that. Had they been there for two days, uninformed of the huge repair job that had to be completed? Or are Argentines just that patient? We were now on a bee-line to Iguazu. Any deviation to national parks along the way that we had previously...

...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 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...


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