By Goal

Boca Juniors were crowned Argentine champions on Sunday with one game to spare after Fabian Monzon’s first half header helped them beat Tigre at the Bombonera.

They will now turn their attention to the Copa Argentina final and the chance to seal a memorable league and cup double when they take on Rosario Central in midweek.

Inspired by Carlos Tevez, who returned to the club earlier this year, it is the 31st title the club has won — only fierce rivals River Plate, with 36, have registered more.

Despite interest from European clubs in the summer, Tevez made an emotional decision to return to Boca, where had previously played from 2001 to 2004 before a move to Brazilian side Corinthians.

He has since represented West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, but his heart had always been set on a return to the Buenos Aires club.

Five league goals have followed since his return, and, speaking on television in Argentina after... (Read More)

By The Economist

HOURS before the official results began to circulate on October 25th, campaign workers for Daniel Scioli, the front-runner in Argentina’s presidential election, handed out orange T-shirts, baseball caps and pens emblazoned in capital letters with the legend “president”. Pollsters were not sure whether Mr Scioli, who is running as the heir of the Peronist president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, would win outright in the first round or move on to a run-off against Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires. No one doubted that he would be well ahead.

The results are therefore a shock. With 97% of the votes counted, Mr Scioli, the candidate of the Peronist Front for Victory (FPV), has 36.9% of the vote, which puts him barely in front of Mr Macri, who has 34.3%. There will be a run-off on November 22nd. Mr Macri, who is campaigning under the banner of Cambiemos (Let’s Change), an alliance of non-Peronist parties that promises to break with the divisive populism of Ms Fernández, now seems to have a good chance of winning.

If he does, he will set a different tone for the country. Unlike Ms Fernández and her late husband, Néstor Kirchner, who preceded her as president, Mr Macri favours markets instead of state controls, is friendly to the outside world and an advocate of strong institutions rather than obedient ones. Mr Macri would undo much of the Kirchners’ legacy, though he has promised to keep parts of it (see article). He would be the first president since Argentina returned to democracy in 1983 who is neither a... (Read More)

By The Australian

European rugby has been put firmly in its place as Argentina swept into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a comprehensive 43-20 victory over Six Nations champions Ireland at Millenium Stadium today.

Ireland may have been missing captain Paul O’Connell, flyhalf Jonny Sexton and brilliant backrowers Peter O’Mahony and the suspended Sean O’Brien and certainly they showed a lot of character in fighting back from 17-0 down to trail only 20-17 shortly after halftime but always the Pumas were able to exploit the narrow green-shirted defence out wide.

Irish captain Jamie Heaslip could barely contain his disappointment. “We didn’t lift ourselves and we gave them too much lead at the start,” he said. “Argentina really... (Read More)

By Jornada Online

Ricky Martin ya había anunciado que llegaría a la Argentina en 2016 en el marco de su gira “One World Tour”, con fechas confirmadas en Vélez Sarsfield (11 de marzo) y Rosario (6 de marzo). Sin embargo, este miércoles anticipó que se presentará también en Córdoba (9 de febrero), Salta (19 de febrero), Tucumán (24 de febrero) y Mendoza, el 27 de febrero del año próximo.

El nominado a tres Latin Grammy 2015 retorna a nuestra provincia acompañado de la reciente salida de su última placa de estudio, bautizada “A quien quiera escuchar”, que ya tiene su primer corte comercial, ‘La Mordidita’.

La sede elegida por el artista portorriqueño es... (Read More)

By Los Andes

Mediados de octubre y nieva copiosamente en Mendoza; una ocasión única para vivir la ecuación "montaña nevada+sol primaveral", uno de los mejores rostros de nuestra cordillera.

Los centros de esquí, o la contemplación estilo "postal" (desde el auto o la ventana de un restaurante) no son las únicas opciones. Las caminatas con raquetas de nieve son ideales para adentrarse en quebradas y cerros, desde excursiones de unas pocas horas en los faldeos del Aconcagua hasta expediciones de varios días como llegar a la Laguna del Diamante.

Esta actividad no requiere gran preparación ni la infraestructura de un medio de elevación, aunque... (Read More)

By Buenos Aires Herald

Before the 1990s cascade of international acts playing soldout arenas in BA and other cities in Argentina, staunch followers of bands like the legendary Rolling Stones had to make do with recordings or films, but they could never dream of getting the real thing. It happened, though, and not once, but thrice, and now, the Rolling Stones will play Argentina for the fourth time, with three dates in February next year at the Estadio Único of La Plata, the capital city of Buenos Aires province.

This is the first time the Rolling Stones will perform in La Plata — their previous concerts, in 1995, 1998 and 2006, were held at... (Read More)

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