Tag: Argentina

Who Cares What Sean Penn Has To Say About Latin America?

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February 16, 2012 

Sean Penn is at it again. And by “At it”, I mean sticking his rich, White, Hollywood nose in Latin American affairs. His latest self-righteous diatribe is directed at the British over their continuing dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Tensions have been rising between the two countries since it was announced that Prince….


Here Are Some Of The Weirder Three Kings Day Traditions From Latin America

January 06, 2012 

Happy Three Kings Day, everyone! Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany by giving each other underwear or iPhones, (depending on how much your parents love you). Epiphany commemorates the day when the Three Wise Men, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, brought gifts to the baby Jesus. If you remember your Sunday school, they gave….


This Latin Life: Terrible Daycare, Translating The Internet, And Hemingway Bars

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December 09, 2011 

Welcome to “This Latin Life,” a recurring feature in which we bring you the news from south of the border in quick, funny nugget form. Mmm, nuggets…


Argentinian Teacher Flashes Students

November 30, 2011 

A teacher in Argentina accidentally gives her students a USB drive containing sexually explicit content featuring herself. Where was she when we were in high school?


Still Crazy After All These Years: The Five Worst Latin American Dictators Of The 20th Century

November 28, 2011 

By Jack Tomas Let’s face it, Latin American history is nothing but a series of evil jerks treating people like crap. Seriously, think about it. When was the last time there was a leader, any leader, in any Latin American country who wasn’t a crook, killer, or psychopath? It seems like our only choices are:….


Soccer Round Up: Mexico, USMNT, Argentina Fall

October 12, 2011 

Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela all had matches yesterday. Watch all the goals and highlights from their matches.


This Latin Life: The One Where Nike Moves In To The Historic Cafe Richmond

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August 25, 2011 

Welcome to “This Latin Life,” a recurring feature in which we bring you the news from south of the border in quick, funny nugget form. Mmm, nuggets…


Happy Birthday, Jorge Luis Borges!: Our Five Favorite JLB Short Stories

Jorge Luis Borges
August 24, 2011 

Jorge Luis Borges, the late Argentine author/critic/genius was born on this date 112 years ago. To celebrate, we’ve listed our five favorite short stories written by the man who’s been called the most important figure in Spanish-language literature since Cervantes.


Argentine Man Names Twins After Maradona

August 10, 2011 

Because Argentines are clearly not stereotyped enough as cultish soccer fans, Walter Rotundo decided to name his twin daughters “Mara” and “Dona” in honor of their national hero, the man who has a church dedicated to him, Diego Armando Maradona.


Copa America: Brazil And Argentina Are Eliminated

July 18, 2011 

If you weren’t watching the U.S. women’s national team lose to Japan, chances are you were watching the Copa America quarterfinal match between Brazil and Paraguay. Or, if you’re like the rest of the American population, you didn’t watch either, which is a shame because the tournament saw some surprising upsets over the weekend.