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2005-11-03 23:54:13

By Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Shopkeepers boarded up storefronts and residents fled town on Thursday as thousands of demonstrators prepared to protest against U.S. President George W. Bush at an Americas-wide presidential summit at this Argentine seaside resort. Bush arrived late on Thursday for the two-day Summit of the Americas but sentiment against him runs high in Argentina due to opposition to the Iraq war and to U.S.-backed, free-market policies that many...

2005-10-06 17:56:56

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Four homemade bombs exploded on Thursday at U.S.-owned banks and a Blockbuster video store in Argentina in what appeared to be a protest against U.S. President George W. Bush's visit next month, police said. No one was hurt in the early-morning blasts targeting two Citibank branches and another belonging to BankBoston outside the capital, Buenos Aires. But damage at the Blockbuster store was considerable. Pamphlets that read "No to Bush in...

2005-10-06 16:22:19

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Four homemade bombs exploded on Thursday at U.S.-owned banks and a Blockbuster video store in Argentina in what appeared to be a protest against U.S. President George W. Bush's visit next month, police said. No one was hurt in the early morning attacks targeting two Citibank branches and another belonging to BankBoston in towns outside the capital, Buenos Aires. But damage at the Blockbuster store was considerable. Pamphlets that read "No to Bush...

2005-10-06 08:13:33

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Three homemade bombs exploded on Thursday at two Citibank branches and a Blockbuster video store in Argentina in what appeared to be a protest against U.S. President George W. Bush's visit next month, police said. No one was hurt in the early morning explosions in towns outside the capital, Buenos Aires, although damage at the Blockbuster was considerable. Pamphlets against Bush were found in the debris, signed by unknown groups including the "Che...

2005-09-30 17:43:53

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentine police said on Friday they discovered a locker at a Buenos Aires bus station containing old grenades, a copy of the Koran and maps of an Argentine city where U.S. President George W. Bush will visit next month. Officials believe the objects were placed as a hoax by pranksters who made an anonymous call to police, said Daniel Rodriguez, chief inspector for Argentina's federal police. Four dates and a head scarf were also found in the...

2005-07-25 07:26:18

By Karina Grazina MERCEDES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina's mythic gauchos never had to worry much about crime aside from the occasional cattle-rustling. But in the last year, brutal crime that became endemic in Buenos Aires' suburbs since a 2001 economic crisis has spread to the grassy Pampas. Criminals target farmers and ranchers, including the cowboys known in Spanish as gauchos, who are thriving because of a boom in the farm economy of Argentina, one of the world's breadbaskets. "We...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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