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This device — created by a Buenos Aires car mechanic — could revolutionize childbirth

Jorge Odon is sitting behind a desk in his Buenos Aires home. Wearing a checked shirt and metal-rimmed reading glasses, he gives off a schoolmasterly air as he arranges the papers in front of him. It’s hard to believe that……

Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the…  …

Spain denies Argentina’s claims of a Falkland Islands ownership deal

Spain denied Argentina’s claims the two countries had clinched an agreement to get Britain to negotiate the future of the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar. Both territories — the Falklands in the South Atlantic, which Argentina calls the Malvinas, and Gibraltar at Spain’s southern tip — are controlled by Britain. But…

Argentina to boost beef production with IUD that prevents pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse

An Argentinian veterinarian has designed a cheap and simple device that could revolutionize cattle husbandry on the pampas by preventing pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse. Enrique Turin, a professor at the National University of Northwestern Buenos Aires, designed and is producing what he says is the world’s first bovine…

Argentina argues it cannot repay $1.3 billion to U.S. bondholders in appeals court

Argentina on Wednesday faced a key appeals court hearing in New York in its battle not to pay $1.3 billion to holdout bondholders in a struggle rooted in the country’s 2001 debt default — and which is raising fears of a new crisis. In a sign of the importance of…

Tensions high on 30th anniversary of Falklands war

Britain and Argentina on Monday marked 30 years since the invasion of the Falkland Islands triggered a 74-day war, with diplomatic tensions still running high. In a statement to mark the anniversary, Prime Minister David Cameron described the invasion as a “profound wrong” and reaffirmed his government’s commitment to upholding…

Germany 4 – 0 Argentina: Predictable and unexpected

Happy German Fan is happy…and a little scary. Part of me finds Germany’s 4-0 crushing of Argentina rather unsurprising. The European side turning in another strong performance, knocking in multiple goals and keeping a tight defense is no big shock to the system. But it’s not as though Argentina has…

Survive and Advance

One of the challenges facing teams that want to win the World Cup is the need to be able to change their strategy at this point in the competition. In the previous 48 games, winning and scoring was important. One doesn’t know how goal difference will effect one’s chances of…

Group B Results: ARG wins, KOR through

When you need 2 and play to score 0, you might be Greece. What was Greece thinking? What was their grand plan to get through? Samaras had maybe two decent opportunities, one due to Argentina’s Dimichelis whiffing on a slide, but that was it. A draw would’ve been as helpful…

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