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Voters Pummel Argentina's Power Couple

Kirchners' dynasty may be over as husband loses Congress bid

(Newser) - Voters in Argentina delivered a stinging verdict on President Cristina Kirchner last night, ousting the ruling Peronists from the lower house of Congress in mid-term elections. Her husband, former president Néstor Kirchner, suffered a humiliating defeat in his own bid for a seat. The result makes it unlikely the...

Sanford Mistress: Divorced, Mom of 2, 'Beautiful Brunette'

Local media dishes details on Argentinian divorcee

(Newser) - Mark Sanford’s mistress is a 43-year-old businesswoman who works in agriculture, Argentine media is reporting. A divorcée with two kids, Maria Belen Shapur speaks English, Portuguese, and Chinese and lives in an upscale Buenos Aires apartment, Fox News reports. Witnesses described the beautiful brunette with big eyes canoodling...

Sanford's Wife Asked Him to Leave 2 Weeks Ago

(Newser) - The wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says she asked him to leave the house two weeks ago when she learned of his affair. Jenny Sanford says she still loves her husband and is willing to welcome him home if he works on their marriage with "humility and...

Sanford Cops to Affair With Argentine Woman

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted today that he has been having an affair with an Argentine woman, Politico reports. “I’ve been unfaithful to be my wife,” the Republican said at a teary and rambling news conference in which he explained his mysterious absence. “It began...

'Hiking' SC Gov Returns From Buenos Aires

(Newser) - Mark Sanford is missing no more. The AWOL South Carolina governor surfaced early today at an Atlanta airport, saying he had just returned not from hiking the Appalachian Trail, but from cruising the Buenos Aires coastline, The State reports. As to why his staff said he was hiking, Sanford said...

Air France Flight Held Up by Bomb Call Last Week

(Newser) - An Air France flight scheduled from Buenos Aires to Paris was delayed last week because of a phoned-in bomb threat, according to Brazilian media. Authorities searched the plane for 90 minutes before allowing it to take off. Nothing was found. The delay occurred just three days before Air France flight...

Jews Rattled by Anti-Semitic Riot in Argentina

Armed youths attack event celebrating Israel's independence day

(Newser) - A violent attack on an Israel Day celebration in Buenos Aires has shaken Argentina's Jewish community, CNN reports. Community leaders—who warn there has been a surge in anti-Semitic incidents—say the event was attacked by an armed group of youths shouting pro-Palestinian slogans. Three Jews were injured and five...

Argentine Diggers Find 18th-Century Galleon

300-year-old Spanish wreck found by team building Buenos Aires apartment block

(Newser) - Workers digging the foundations for a riverside apartment complex in Buenos Aires stumbled across the buried wreck of an 18th-century Spanish galleon, Reuters reports. Experts believe the ship is at least 300 years old and was likely driven ashore by a storm and then buried in mud. Archaeologists are combing...

Miami Man Convicted in $800K Suitcase Scandal

Businessman was Chávez agent, jury says

(Newser) - The international political funding scandal known as Suitcasegate took a new, diplomatically fraught turn yesterday when a Miami court convicted a businessman of conspiracy and of acting as an "unregistered agent" of the Venezuelan government. The trial concerns a suitcase filled with $800,000 that was intercepted in Buenos...

The Gnocchi Puzzle of Buenos Aires
 The Gnocchi Puzzle
 of Buenos Aires 

The Gnocchi Puzzle of Buenos Aires

The city dines on the pasta once a month—but why?

(Newser) - Most restaurants in Buenos Aires only serve gnocchi on the 29th of the month—but why? Marisa Robertson-Textor scoured the city for answers for Gourmet, and uncovered conflicting accounts. Gnocchi day may be a Genovese tradition, one diner said—or perhaps Uraguayan. Another claimed it is meant to give people...

Shakira Shakes Cash Loose for Charity
Shakira Shakes Cash Loose
for Charity

Shakira Shakes Cash Loose for Charity

Pair of star-studded shows take on Latin American poverty

(Newser) - Shakira, Ricky Martin, and dozens of other Spanish-speaking pop stars performed at simultaneous fundraising concerts in Mexico City and Buenos Aires yesterday, reports the LA Times. “It is doable, we can really eradicate poverty,” said the Colombian singer, whose shows benefited Alas, a charity that helps Latin America's...

Torch Untroubled in Argentina
 Torch Untroubled in Argentina 

Torch Untroubled in Argentina

Heavy security but relatively few protesters for Buenos Aires leg of torch tour

(Newser) - A few water balloons were the worst threat to the Olympic flame yesterday in Buenos Aires, where the torch relay enjoyed an uninterrupted run, the BBC reports, after major disruptions in London, Paris, and San Francisco. Groups of pro- and anti-China protesters gathered along its route, guarded by some 5,...

Argentina's New Woman Takes Reins (in Bed)

Female assertiveness born during dictatorship keys sexual revolution

(Newser) - President Cristina Fernandez isn't the only empowered woman in Argentina, the Miami Herald reports: Her female compatriots may not be burning their bras in the streets, but they are at the helm of their own sexual revolution. They're the ones shopping at discreet all-female sex shops and dragging their boyfriends...

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