Today former football star Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 after suffering years of generally bad health. Maradona's would be successor, Lionel Messi, never had the success playing for Argentina's national team which could have established actual status as a successor though... comparable successes. Like its departed icon Maradona, Argentina suffers grave health issues as well. Unlike his homeland, Maradona's heart can rest having achieved asystole, the most stable rhythm.
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El Presidente: "Se nos viene una decisión bien difícil, que atenta directamente contra una base económica del país, que es el turismo"Monday, September 21st, 2020
Today President Luis Lacalle Pou expressed doubts that the borders with Argentina and Brasil will open for the summer tourism season. Historically Argentina has been the leading source of tourists by headcount, but Paraguay may lead this upcoming summer season.
The locust plague which has been rampant in Argentina since May has now closed to within 60 kilometers of the border appearing in the Argentine village of Federal. The Ministerio de Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca's Dirección General de Servicios Agrícolas has issued a read alert for the threat. To combat the locusts 122 planes have been made available with one already performing surveillance and three ready to begin fumigation when the enemy is sighted. (more...)
Former personal secretary of Nestor and later Cristina Kirchner, Fabián Gutiérrez was found dead. The body was found buried with wounds from stabbing and blunt trauma after several arrests and confessions were reportedly made in connection with its disappearance. Gutiérrez was implicated in the Kirchner "notebook" corruption case and had joined the prosecution as a witness offering information on the logistics of bribery.
Argentine terrorist Sebastián Rodrigo Romero was extradited today after being caught trying to enter Uruguay from Brazil in Chuy less than one month ago.