ArgentinaTriatoma: A genus of the subfamily TRIATOMINAE. Several species are vectors of TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI.ParaguaySouth AmericaIndians, South American: Individual members of South American ethnic groups with historic ancestral origins in Asia.UruguayChagas Disease: Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.Mortuary Practice: Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. 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Disabling injuries of the cervical spine in Argentine rugby over the last 20 years. (1/1356)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of disabling injuries to the cervical spine in rugby in Argentina. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases reported to the Medical Committee of the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) and Rugby Amistad Foundation was carried out including a follow up by phone. Cumulative binomial distribution, chi 2 test, Fisher test, and comparison of proportions were used to analyse relative incidence and risk of injury by position and by phase of play (Epi Info 6, Version 6.04a). RESULTS: Eighteen cases of disabling injury to the cervical spine were recorded from 1977 to 1997 (0.9 cases per year). The forwards (14 cases) were more prone to disabling injury of the cervical spine than the backs (four cases) (p = 0.03). Hookers (9/18) were at highest risk of injury (p < 0.01). The most frequent cervical injuries occurred at the 4th, 5th, and 6th vertebrae. Seventeen of the injuries occurred during match play. Set scrums were responsible for most of the injuries (11/18) but this was not statistically significant (p = 0.44). The mean age of the injured players was 22. Tetraplegia was initially found in all cases. Physical rehabilitation has been limited to the proximal muscles of the upper limbs, except for two cases of complete recovery. One death, on the seventh day after injury, was reported. CONCLUSIONS: The forwards suffered a higher number of injuries than the backs and this difference was statistically significant. The chance of injury for hookers was statistically higher than for the rest of the players and it was particularly linked to scrummaging. However, the number of injuries incurred in scrums was not statistically different from the number incurred in other phases of play.  (+info)

Use of base excision sequence scanning for detection of genetic variations in St. Louis encephalitis virus isolates. (2/1356)

Twenty-two isolates of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus of various geographical origins (Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Texas, Missouri, Maryland, California, and Florida) were examined for genetic variation by the base excision sequence scanning (BESS T-scan) method. A fragment was amplified in the envelope gene with the forward primer labeled in the PCR. The BESS T-scan method determined different clusters according to the profiles generated for the isolates and successfully grouped the isolates according to their geographical origins. Two major clusters, the North American cluster (cluster A) and the South and Central American cluster (cluster B), were defined. Two subgroups, the Texas-California subgroup (subgroup A1) and the Missouri-Maryland-Florida subgroup (subgroup A2), were distinguished within group A. Similarly, group B strains were subclustered to a South American subgroup (subgroup B1) and a Central American subgroup (subgroup B2). These results were consistent with those obtained by DNA sequencing analysis. The ability of the BESS T-scan method to discriminate between strains that present with high degrees of nucleotide sequence similarity indicated that this method provides reliable results and multiple applications for other virus families. The method has proven to be suitable for phylogenetic comparison and molecular epidemiology studies and may be an alternative to DNA sequencing.  (+info)

Late diagnosis of retinoblastoma in a developing country. (3/1356)

OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic process of retinoblastoma in a developing country. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective survey of 95 consecutive parents of patients with retinoblastoma. RESULTS: Fifty six parents consulted initially with a paediatrician. Their children tended to be younger, with a significantly higher frequency of advanced disease. Only half of the patients who consulted with a paediatrician were appropriately referred to an ophthalmologist; the paediatrician underestimated the complaints in the remainder. Children taken to an ophthalmologist were older and had less advanced disease. In about three quarters of these children, a diagnosis of retinoblastoma was suspected by the ophthalmologist on the first visit. Parents of patients with more advanced disease consulted significantly later. Poor parental education correlated significantly with late consultation. Lack of health insurance and living outside Buenos Aires City correlated significantly with an increased risk of extraocular disease. CONCLUSIONS: Paediatricians are the first health professional seen by most children with retinoblastoma. However, the diagnosis is not readily established. There is also a delay in consultation by parents, which is significantly longer in cases with advanced extraocular disease. Socioeconomic factors and access to health care might play a role in delayed diagnosis.  (+info)

Prevalence of antibody to human T cell lymphotropic virus types 1/2 among aboriginal groups inhabiting northern Argentina and the Amazon region of Peru. (4/1356)

We carried out a seroepidemiologic survey to define the prevalence of human T cell lymphotropic virus types 1/2 (HTLV-1/2) infections among aboriginal populations from isolated regions of northern Argentina and the Amazon region of Peru. Antibodies against HTLV were measured with agglutination tests and confirmed with by an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and Western blotting. Five (6.94%) of 72 samples from the Tobas Indians in Argentina were positive by the IFA; two samples were typed as HTLV-1 (2.78%), two as HTLV-2 (2.78%), and one (1.39%) could not be typed because it had similar antibody titers against both viruses. No positive samples were found among 84 Andinos Punenos and 47 Matacos Wichis Indians. Seroprevalences of 2.50% (1 of 40) and 1.43% (1 of 70) for HTLV-1 were observed among Wayku and San Francisco communities in the Amazon region of Peru, and seroprevalences of 4.54% (1 of 22) and 2.38% (1 of 42) for HTLV-2 were observed among Boca Colorada and Galilea communities. No serologic evidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was found among the Indians tested. These results indicated the presence of HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 in the indigenous populations of Argentina and Peru. Moreover, the lack of HIV infection indicates that the virus has probably not yet been introduced into these populations.  (+info)

Amplification of a 500-base-pair fragment from cultured isolates of Mycobacterium bovis. (5/1356)

The presence of a 500-bp fragment which amplifies a region from the genome of Mycobacterium bovis (J. G. Rodriguez, G. A. Meija, P. Del Portillo, M. E. Patarroyo, and L. A. Murillo, Microbiology 141:2131-2138, 1995) was evaluated by carrying out PCR on 121 M. bovis isolates. The M. bovis strains, previously characterized by culture and biochemical tests, were isolated from cattle in different regions of Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia. Four additional strains isolated from sea lions that belong to the M. tuberculosis complex were also included in the study. All of the isolates tested were PCR positive, rendering the expected 500-bp band and giving a correlation of 100% with previous microbiological characterization. Southern blot analysis revealed a common band of 1, 800 bp and a polymorphic high-molecular-mass hybridization pattern. The results show that this assay may be useful for diagnosis and identification of M. bovis in cattle.  (+info)

Biochemical characteristics of a carbapenemase from an Acinetobacter baumannii isolate collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (6/1356)

Three carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were collected at a hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Isoelectric focusing revealed multiple beta-lactamases, with two of the isolates showing identical profiles. A pI 6.9 carbapenemase with a molecular weight of 30 kDa was purified from one of these two isolates. The enzyme was predominantly a penicillinase, with its highest Vmax for oxacillin but highest Vmax/Km for benzylpenicillin. First-generation cephalosporins and imipenem were weaker substrates than penicillins, and oxyimino-aminothiazolyl cephalosporins were essentially stable. Meropenem-hydrolysing activity was not detected, despite resistance. The carbapenemase was inhibited by clavulanic acid and tazobactam, but not by EDTA. These kinetics place the enzyme into functional group 2; as an oxacillinase it could be placed in sub-group 2d or, as a zinc-independent carbapenemase, in sub-group 2f.  (+info)

Clinical case definitions for Argentine hemorrhagic fever. (7/1356)

Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF) is a potentially lethal infection in Argentina. The case-fatality ratio is >15%, but treatment reduces the mortality rate to <1%. Diagnosis is based on clinical and laboratory criteria, but no case definition has been validated. A chart review was conducted for patients hospitalized with suspected AHF. Individuals with a fourfold rise in antibody titer were classified as cases. The combination of a platelet count of <100,000/mm3 and a white blood cell (WBC) count of <2,500/mm3 had a sensitivity and specificity of 87% and 88%, respectively, thus suggesting that the use of these criteria in a case definition would be helpful for epidemiological studies of AHF. The combination of a platelet count of <100,000/mm3 and a WBC count of <4,000/mm3 had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 71%; the use of these criteria in a case definition should be helpful for screening patients for therapy with immune plasma in the region where AHF is endemic.  (+info)

Dengue reemergence in Argentina. (8/1356)

Aedes aegypti, eradicated from Argentina in 1963, has now reinfested the country as far south as Buenos Aires. In 1997, four persons with travel histories to Brazil, Ecuador, or Venezuela had confirmed dengue, and surveillance for indigenous transmission allowed the detection of 19 dengue cases in Salta Province. These cases of dengue are the first in Argentina since 1916 and represent a new southern extension of dengue virus.  (+info)

  • The next leg takes in the Jesuit missions of the northeast - with a stay on a traditional estancia en route - and the Iguazú Falls using a rental car, before flying to Salta and the Andean highlands and pretty Purnamarca, known for its multi-coloured rocky backdrop. (
  • Journey Latin America's popular 13-day Gaucho: Vintage Argentina group tour starts in Santiago, Chile and continues overland across the Andes to Mendoza, travels northwest to Salta and onto the Iguazú Falls and finishes in lively Buenos Aires. (
  • After arriving in the vibrant city of Salta, you'll continue your Argentina travels on a drive of discovery through the northwest as you make your way south to the wine country of Salta province. (
  • On Wednesday morning, readers of major American newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post, were greeted by full-page ads decrying Argentina as "A Model of Unsoundness" and accusing President Cristina Kirchner of "disregard for U.S. courts and Argentina's refusal to pay its debts. (
  • If the broadside was perplexing to some readers, it's because the referenced dispute relates to a complex legal case in which a group of U.S. hedge funds rejected a plan by which Argentina restructured its debt after its default in 2001, an arrangement that was accepted by 93 percent of Argentina's creditors but not by the hedge funds that speculate in "distressed debt" and want a bigger payout. (
  • Argentina celebrates the bicentennial of its Independence from Spain on July 9, an event that will be celebrated in Buenos Aires and Tucumán (where a congress ratified Independence in 1816) with military parades. (
  • Last Frontiers' 16-day Northern Argentina itinerary starts of in Buenos Aires before heading - by overnight bus - to one of the country's less-visited regions: the Iberá wetlands, where a huge array of birdlife can be seen, as well as capybara, caiman, moneys and otters. (
  • Real World's newest tour - launched this year - is a 10-day Tropical Argentina itinerary that starts off in Buenos Aires, then heads up to the Iguazú Falls (with walks on both the Argentine and Brazilian side of the waterfalls) by plane followed by a short road trip south into Misiones province. (
  • Buenos Aires: Centro para Investigaciones Históricas en la Argentina, 1974. (
  • The above book is a study of the census records that are found in the National Archive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (
  • We boast 3 hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina, all with a distinctive flair and a variety of amenities, and you can conveniently narrow down your choices and book your room directly with us. (
  • Facundo Manes has taught at the University of Buenos Aires and the Universidad Católica Argentina. (
  • During this Argentina travel, we'll take a trip back in time to discover the cultural legacy of the ancient Incas, Diaguita, and the Spanish conquistadors, set against the backdrop of the magnificent peaks of the Andes. (
  • As Argentina faces a grim economic forecast in 2020, dramatically worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, a new IMF deal could be vital. (
  • I studied in Argentina for half the year and Spain half the year, and I heard about people's experiences in Mexico and Chile and Costa Rica and other countries, and I wouldn't do it all over again in Argentina (although Spain was fantastic). (
  • Census records have not been used a lot in Argentinian research because better sources, such as church records and civil registration, are available in Argentina. (
  • After studying abroad in Córdoba, Argentina, I not only discovered a second language, but also a second home. (
  • I would go visit Argentina some day because it's gorgeous and interesting and fun, but I wouldn't re-do my study abroad there. (
  • The public university system in Córdoba enrolls more than 150,000 students, not only from other parts of Argentina country but also from all over Latin America. (
  • Argentina is a country with a very rich culture and lots of things to do and see. (
  • For a citizen impossible, and for a country unprecedented, but Argentina decided that the U.S. system is unjust and that Argentina would lead the way in rewriting the rules. (
  • This morning you'll fly to Northwestern Argentina, the most traditional region of the country where the size and influence of the indigenous population is still considerable. (
  • I spent my time there trying my hardest to live as a local, and the city embraced me, teaching firsthand the language, tastes, dances, customs, and culture of Argentina. (
  • In 2018, the IMF had again bailed out Argentina , approving a $57 billion rescue package, its biggest loan ever. (
  • That year, amid a prolonged recession and capital flight, the fund suspended support for Argentina, leading to a $100 billion default and economic collapse. (
  • A central figure in the American Task Force Argentina is Elliott Associates LP, which owns NML Capital Ltd., the named plaintiff in the U.S. court case against Argentina, NML Capital Ltd. v. Argentina . (
  • Censuses have been taken by various levels of government in Argentina and by some ecclesiastical officials. (
  • Initially, Argentina appealed the ruling but was rebuffed at every level of the U.S. courts, leaving it little alternative but to move into outright defiance with clever but untested financial mechanisms to sidestep the judicial power of the U.S. government. (
  • Visit the famed vineyards of Cafayate, hike through deep gorges, and climb dramatic mountain passes as we trek across Northwestern Argentina! (
  • Wander the cobblestone streets, visit an ancient chapel made from cactus wood, and discover one of the best archaeological museums in Argentina. (
  • But the hedge funds representing less than 7 percent of the original debt balked at the terms offered by Argentina and after years of litigation in U.S. courts, the hedge funds won an unprecedented court ruling from Judge Griesa compelling Argentina to pay all creditors or none at all. (
  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 23 2016 (IPS) - Organic agriculture is rapidly expanding in Argentina, the leading agroecological producer in Latin America and second in the world after Australia, as part of a backlash against a model that has disappointed producers and is starting to worry consumers. (
  • Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls spilling into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' tango beats are just some of the iconic sights and sounds that make a tour of these three countries so desirable. (
  • Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is dubbed the 'Paris of the Americas' and is our destination today. (
  • Argentina is divided into 23 Provinces , the equivalent of States , and one autonomous district , CABA , inside the Buenos Aires province. (
  • However, after the battle of Pavon (Batalla de Pavon) in 1861, Buenos Aires set terms for its inclusion in the Constitution and the Republic of Argentina was born, with Bartolome Mitre as the President. (
  • Argentina celebrates the bicentennial of its Independence from Spain on July 9, an event that will be celebrated in Buenos Aires and Tucumán (where a congress ratified Independence in 1816) with military parades. (
  • Last Frontiers' 16-day Northern Argentina itinerary starts of in Buenos Aires before heading - by overnight bus - to one of the country's less-visited regions: the Iberá wetlands, where a huge array of birdlife can be seen, as well as capybara, caiman, moneys and otters. (
  • Journey Latin America's popular 13-day Gaucho: Vintage Argentina group tour starts in Santiago, Chile and continues overland across the Andes to Mendoza, travels northwest to Salta and onto the Iguazú Falls and finishes in lively Buenos Aires. (
  • Real World's newest tour - launched this year - is a 10-day Tropical Argentina itinerary that starts off in Buenos Aires, then heads up to the Iguazú Falls (with walks on both the Argentine and Brazilian side of the waterfalls) by plane followed by a short road trip south into Misiones province. (
  • county seat) and partido (county) of Gran (Greater) Buenos Aires, eastern Argentina. (
  • Tenedor Libre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (
  • In Buenos Aires, students take courses alongside their Argentine peers at one of three of Argentina's most respected universities: the Universidad Católica Argentina, the Universidad de Buenos Aires , and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella . (
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) -- The lower house of Argentina's Congress has approved a controversial media law that spells out media ownership rules and calls for the creation of a regulatory agency. (
  • People demonstrate during a protest in Plaza de Mayo main square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez faced another protest Wednesday led by a union boss who used to be one of her most loyal supporters. (
  • Buenos Aires: Centro para Investigaciones Históricas en la Argentina, 1974. (
  • The above book is a study of the census records that are found in the National Archive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (
  • NPR's Juan Forero reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. (
  • THE traveller in luck will arrive in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, when the blue jacaranda flowers and the pinks and whites of the 'drunken trunk' trees colour the broad avenues. (
  • The European settlement of Argentina began when Don Pedro de Mendoza sailed from Spain in 1535 with 14 ships and some 2,000 men and women to found the town of Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires on the banks of the River Plate. (
  • The first ever feminist tango festival took place in Argentina 's Villa Crespo district of Buenos Aires on March 9 and 10 as part of the International Working Women's Day celebrations to challenge the male-dominated art form. (
  • BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A federal judge in Argentina indicted former President Cristina Fernandez for treason and asked for her arrest for allegedly covering up Iran's possible role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people, a court ruling said. (
  • Some of the great locations to visit in Argentina include Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Tierra del Fuego. (
  • This is a great opportunity for Argentina, since the men who have governed us so far have not done a good job,' said Buenos Aires waitress Gabriela Villa. (
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Authorities say a humpback whale stranded on Argentina's coast has been sent back to the ocean safely after a round-the-clock rescue effort over the weekend. (
  • LEY 21932/79 (Legal Decree) (in Spanish), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1979-02-01, archived from the original on 2011-08-10 Bil Katalogen 1998. (
  • In 2001, Argentina was struck by a massive economic crisis. (
  • We'll know by December 15th, because that is when a New York Court ruled that Argentina must pay all parties that hold its sovereign debt dating back to 2001. (
  • When Argentina defaulted on more than $80 billion in 2001, it was the largest default of its kind in financial history. (
  • Compare and contrast with this 2001 announcement when Argentina announced is last default: a far more exuberant affair. (
  • More importantly, the settlement represents good faith that Argentina will honor all of its debts in the future, likely contributing to the success of the new 2016 bond issue. (
  • Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 at the last World Cup, but the Africans got revenge with a 4-2 win in a 2017 friendly. (
  • Argentina ended a run of seven Test defeats with a 31-15 win over Italy last weekend, and are now gunning to end their 2017 international calendar on a high at a sold-out Aviva Stadium. (
  • More than 50 years ago, Argentina produced perhaps Latin America's most famous - or infamous - female political figure: Eva Peron, wife of two-time President Juan Peron. (
  • Brazil, the region's largest economy, represents 42 per cent of Latin America's trade with China, while Argentina represents only 12 per cent, Taboada said. (
  • B'Boom: Live in Argentina est un double album live de King Crimson sorti en 1995. (
  • The model is then applied to the presidential elections in 1989 and 1995 in Argentina, to suggest why Carlos Menem, who won in 1989 with a populist platform, was able to win in 1995 with quite different policies that favored the upper middle class. (
  • A model of political competition with activists applied to the elections of 1989 and 1995 in Argentina ," Mathematical Social Sciences , Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 213-231, May. (
  • Fiat and Peugeot of Argentina separated in 1995, but Sevel kept building the existing products. (
  • The Falklands crisis put Argentina on the Western world's map. (
  • This enables yachts to pass from Falklands to Argentina and back again. (
  • This permit is needed by ships and all sailing vessels using Argentine waters en-route to the Falklands, South Georgia or the South Sandwich Islands - all UK controlled. (
  • The latest condition being applied by Argentina, is the requirement that, even if not calling at the Falklands, the skipper of yachts sailing to of from an Argentinian port via the Atlantic, must complete a form Anexo 2 where the skipper makes a sworn statement in the presence of an Argentine consul or a coastguard officer, not to visit the Falkland Islands. (
  • Between 1930 and 1980 Argentina fell from being one of the wealthiest countries in the world to ranking with the less-developed nations. (
  • The Argentine manufacturers of Peugeots (SAFRAR, Sociedad Anónima Franco Argentina de Automotores CIF) and Fiats (FIAT Concord S.A.) then merged in December 1980, in response to law No Nº 21.932 ordering the restructuring of the Argentine automotive industry. (
  • Under Maradona , the country's greatest ever player, Argentina reached the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup in South Africa before being ousted after a 4-0 drubbing by Germany. (
  • Fishman writes, "Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina in Iguassu Falls National Park, the enclosed photo shows only a portion of the two-mile wide Iguassu falls, which includes more than 275 separate torrents. (
  • [ˈkoɾðoβa] ) is a province of Argentina , located in the center of the country. (
  • Argentina still produces more grain than any other country in Latin America and is second in cattle raising only to Brazil , and its receipts from tourism are second in the region only to those of Mexico . (
  • In response to the Great Depression , successive governments from the 1930s to the '70s pursued a strategy of import substitution designed to transform Argentina into a country self-sufficient in industry as well as agriculture. (
  • From wonderful Tempranillos and Bonardas from Mendoza to the fabulous sparklers of Patagonia and the great aromatic Torrontes bottlings from the north of the country, Argentina has all the potential in the world. (
  • At this moment, in Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, the presidents have conflicts with the private media and seek to dominate them, although each country is a different case,' Fraga said. (
  • IN A TRIAL that was a great triumph for human rights, a democratic Argentina brought to justice the military men who had brutally misruled the country in the previous juntas. (
  • Casa Rosada Let's assume that Argentina absolutely will not pay the "vulture" hedge funds that just successfully (for now) sued the country for $1.3 billion in sovereign bonds. (
  • And add to a crisis of another sort, the worldwide economic slowdown has hit Argentina particularly hard because the country has been riding high on high prices for its exports. (
  • Here's how the story looks to Latin Americans: Argentina, more than any other developing country, bought into the promises of U.S.-promoted ''neoliberalism'' (that's liberal as in free markets, not as in Ted Kennedy). (
  • Argentina primarily imports electronics, computers and chemical products from China, while the South American country exports agricultural commodities such as wheat, soy and corn, said Ernesto Fernandez Taboada, executive director of the Argentine Chinese Chamber of Production, Industry and Trade. (
  • Argentina is a country full of passion and color. (
  • Soccer, or futbol as it's called in Argentina, is not just a hobby in this country, it's a borderline religion. (
  • Il retrace la tournée en Argentine du groupe en 1994, qui n'était auparavant illustrée que par un bootleg de piètre qualité. (
  • Brazil forwards Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino both scored as they beat arch-rivals Argentina 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final. (
  • In the early decades of the 20th century, Argentina became the world's leading exporter of corn, flax, and meat. (
  • Overall, however, Argentina remained one of the world's major agricultural producers. (
  • With 90 percent of the world's fisheries fully exploited or facing collapse, according to the United Nations , fishing vessels from around the world converge on places like the coast of Argentina where stocks are still abundant. (
  • Argentina, a constitutional democracy, is among the world's richest nations. (
  • The growth trend continued well into the 20th century as Argentina became one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. (
  • In the first decade of the 20th century, Argentina became the richest nation in Latin America, its wealth symbolized by the opulence of its capital city . (
  • The name Argentina derives from argentinos , the Ancient Greek diminutive (tinos) form for silver (argentos), which is what early Spanish explorers sought when they first reached the region in the sixteenth century. (
  • On January 19, 1955, the Argentina government signed an agreement with Kaiser Motors of the United States to manufacture vehicles in Argentina. (
  • Messi was particularly aggrieved Argentina were not awarded a penalty by referee Roddy Zambrano before Brazil's second goal. (
  • Messi, who has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, has yet to win a major title with Argentina with his only success being a 2008 Olympics gold medal. (
  • This bill is 'for everyone who wants to live in a more democratic and more pluralistic Argentina ,' Fernandez de Kirchner said in a speech last month. (
  • Earlier this month, Argentina issued $16.5 billion in bonds in the largest emerging market debt deal on record, effectively returning to international capital markets for the first time after a following a plague of defaults over the past 15 years under the Christina Kirchner administration. (
  • Alberto Cavallo and Roberto Rigobon, co-founders of the MIT Billion Prices project have created their own online inflation indices for Argentina using online price data, which demonstrated the national inflation statistics were significantly doctored to underreport inflation during the Kirchner reign. (
  • Kirchner or Fernandez: Who's really going to run Argentina? (
  • Alberto Fernandez has just been elected president of Argentina, but before even taking office he faces suggestions that he is a puppet for former President Cristina Kirchner. (
  • At least 11 people have died in Argentina after becoming infected with hantavirus, a disease carried by rats and other rodents, according to a news alert from the World Health Organization (WHO). (
  • One of the most colorful, yet mysterious, characters in Argentina is the gaucho, who is the equivalent to the North American cowboy of the Wild West. (
  • This summer Argentina suffered a debilitating drought that had its grain exchange trimming its forecast for 2011/2012 soy output by 4 million pounds. (
  • Gabriel Heinze of Argentina heads the ball into the top corner of the net to open the scoring during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (
  • In South Africa, Maradona appeared popular with players and fans as Argentina produced some of the most entertaining football of the World Cup. (
  • They've been investing in countries no one else really wants to touch' - such as mineral-rich countries in Africa and now Argentina. (
  • But beginning in Sept. 1998, eight years into Menem's two-term presidency, Argentina entered its worst recession in a decade. (
  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Nigeria play Argentina in a World Cup Group D match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. (
  • The politics of Argentina take place in the framework of what the Constitution defines as a federal presidential representative democratic Republic , where the President of Argentina is both Head of State and Head of Government . (
  • U.S. citizens embarking on a cruise ship from Argentina that includes Brazil in the itinerary will need a Brazilian visa before boarding the ship. (
  • In 1958, IKA produced 22,612 vehicles, which was 81 percent of all vehicles made in Argentina. (
  • In particular, ways forward for Argentina include strengthening the co-ordination between national and provincial water policies, setting up a multilevel water planning and investment framework, improving basin management practices, and enhancing economic regulation for water services. (
  • Where: St Petersburg Stadium Capacity: 68,134 When: Tuesday June 26, 2100 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET) Referee: To be announced Key stats: * To have any hope of progressing, Argentina must beat Nigeria and also hope Iceland do not win against Croatia, as that could send them home anyway, depending on goal difference. (
  • As Bloomberg notes, by defaulting today, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves . (