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New kind of NIMBY

Mining is a nasty activity, one that inevitably preys on countries with weak institutions and desperate populations, and with predictable results: environmental devastation, child labor, corruption, increased crime ventolin evohaler asthma inhaler bnisb. and prostitution, etc. This advertisement, aired in Argentina, sums it up lowrx Гў\u0080\u0093 discount prescription card. nicely. Problem is, by my count, [...]
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Kissinger and Operation Condor

The good folks at George Washington University’s National Security Archive project report that recently-declassified memos show U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Prize winner Henry Kissinger directly ordering underlings to cancel warnings against launching Operation Condor to military dictatorships in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay . Four days later, a car bomb killed former Chilean foreign [...]
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Concessioning a town

I’ve heard combivent without prescription. of mining companies doing some brazen, awful things in Latin America, but this might take the cake. The concessions granted to Australian mining company BHP Billiton near the controversial Agua Rica mine in Argentina give it the right to expropriate the town of AndalgalA? itself for metal extraction. From the [...]
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Beef prices in Argentina

GlobalPost.com has published a great little video on beef prices in Argentina. The government has regulated prices and exports to keep citizens happy, but that means producers have been pinched. Some are no longer producing, which could result in a beef shortage in the country with the highest per capita beef consumption in the world. [...]
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Magician with the picana

It sounded like a straight-forward political scandal. An Argentine judge named MarAi??a JosAi?? Sarmiento blocked Kirchner’s controversial attempt to use Central Bank reserves to pay its foreign debt. Yesterday, the government tried to arrest her father. An outrageous example of the executive harassing the judiciary, right? Except the judge’s father is Luis Sarmiento, a retired [...]
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El Ateneo

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Kirchner up against it

Cristina FernA?ndez de Kirchner’s ballsy victory on Central Bank reserves is starting to look awfully Pyrrhic. The opposition reacted swiftly. Not only has a judge blocked the use of reserves to pay debt, but the opposition (now with a majority coalition doors metformin help you get pregnant. in the Senate) is moving to fire her [...]
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Three-ring politics

I have the impression that in Argentina, politics is always something of a circus, and that everyone revels in the madness. The latest uproar started on Wednesday, when the opposition said it was poised to take control of the Senate with buy proscar online no prescription. a 37-seat coalition (they already have control of the [...]
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Happy reunion

A father and son met each other for the first time after being separated by Argentina’s dirty war for 33 years. In 1977, Abel Madariaga’s pregnant wife was kidnapped by a government death squad and taken to the how much is atorvastatin. Campo de Mayo, a military base in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. She [...]
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Argentine ranchers are suing fruit farmers over the use of "hail cannons," which shoot booming shock waves straight up into clouds. The farmers say the cannons prevent hail by breaking it up. The ranchers say the cannons are causing a drought. Most experts, meanwhile, doubt the cannons do anything at all.
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