Tag: Argentina

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi attends a training session at the FC Barcelona 'Joan Gamper' sports centre near Barcelona on June 6, 2018

Netanyahu Concerned Nixed Argentinian Match Could Set Precedent for Anti-Israel Activism

TEL AVIV – Amid calls from Israel demanding soccer’s governing body FIFA to investigate threats against Argentinian players, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed concern that the South American country’s “disappointing” decision to cancel its friendly soccer match against Israel would not set a precedent. 

Argentina's Lionel Messi takes part during a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, June 1, 2018. Israel will play against Argentina next 9 June in a friendly soccer match. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Israel in Uproar over Argentina Pre-World Cup Friendly Snub

JERUSALEM — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina’s abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country’s leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism.

Argentina's Lionel Messi takes part during a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, June 1, 2018. Israel will play against Argentina next 9 June in a friendly soccer match. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Palestinian Soccer Chief Urges Lionel Messi to Boycott Israel

The head of the Palestinian football federation is calling on Arab and Muslim sports fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi if he attends a friendly match between Argentina and Israel next weekend.

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Chinese Communists Vow to ‘Promote Globalization’ in Latin America

In a Spanish-language opinion piece in one of the nation’s largest newspapers, Chinese Ambassador to Argentina Yang Wanming urged Latin American nations to increase trade ties to China, promoting Beijing’s “One Belt One Road” project and warning the Communist Party will begin a “greater push” to conquer trade in the hemisphere.

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5 Major Conservative Victories in Latin America in 2017

Latin American politics for the past decade has been driven by a continental debate on the merits of socialism – a debate that, thanks to the devastating humanitarian situation in Venezuela, conservatives are increasingly poised to win.

In this Sept. 27, 2011 photo, workers stand around the ARA San Juan submarine during a ceremony celebrating the first stage of major repairs at the Argentine Industrial Naval Complex (CINAR) in Buenos Aires. President Mauricio Macri said on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 the international search for the submarine carrying …

Argentina Confirms ‘Explosion’ Recorded in Missing Submarine Mystery

The mystery surrounding the disappeared Argentina’s ARA San Juan submarine took a dark turn this week, as officials confirmed the recording of a “hydroacoustic anomaly” near where the navy had last recorded the submarine’s location. Officials believe an explosion occurred, but have no answers as to why.

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Argentina Delivers Thousands of WWII-era Documents to Israel

Argentina on Tuesday gave Israel thousands of World War II era documents during a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he says marks “a new dawn” in his country’s relationship with Latin America.

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Report: Netanyahu to Meet Trump in NJ Golf Club in September

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly to meet President Donald Trump in the US in mid-September. The two are scheduled to meet on September 17 in New Jersey, likely at Trump’s National Bedminster Golf Club, the Israel Hayom daily reported Sunday.

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Mike Pence Asks Latin American Leaders to Cut Ties with North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence urged Chile, Peru, Mexico, and other Latin American nations to consider cutting all diplomatic ties to North Korea during his visit to Chile on Wednesday, suggesting only a full diplomatic freeze could pressure the rogue communist state to cease its constant threats of nuclear attack.