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Iguazu falls Devil's Gorge closed to the public because of rising waters

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The Iguazu National Park in Argentina has taken precaution measures and closed access to the Devil's Gorge of the world famous Iguazú falls because of an imminent rise in water levels after the Itaipu and Yacireta dams announced they will be forced to increase the outflow. Read full article


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  • redp0ll

    This is a load of bollocks. The flow over the Falls has nothing to do with the flow of the Parana river at Itaipu and Yacirita as its on a different river

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    The EUians have no idea what this article is about. They don't know the concept of national parks, they have none.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check


    Jun 10th, 2014 - 04:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    The contrarian appears , what a dipstick!!

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Come on, guys, have a little sympathy for the tweenie from Mendoza. He has no idea of anything outside of his very small world.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doggy Rap

    I second ElaineB.

    Be nice to child Toby from Mendoza.

    The first time I visited Mendoza, I was taken to Parque San Martin, a 3 square km plantation with an artificial lake. Look! they said. At what? I asked. Look! the trees! the lake! they said.


    Where I come from, a few hundred kilometres of trees and lakes are common. Our jaws don't drop over a small grove and a pond.

    Toby's small world is different.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    They don't know the concept of national parks, they have none.

    Care to withdraw your post on this subject after reading #3 ?

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @6 LOL! To be fair, Mendoza is in a desert. Imagine how unbearably hot it would be in summer without the trees and irrigation system. I remember walking in that park.

    TTT really has no idea of the wider world but maybe it is not such a bad thing for him to remain ignorant. He would be so much more jealous and hate-filled if he knew how diverse and wonderful the world is.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    But… Toby isnt in Mendoza, he is somewhere like Kensington, in a clinic getting treatment I think. Poor thing.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches


    WTF are those? In half of those pictures, there is not even ONE tree? HOW THE F___ is it a NATIONAL PARK without trees??????

    And besides, I looked into these “parks” online. My BACK YARD is bigger than most of them!!


    Kinda like Las Vegas or Phoenix where they don't know what a tree is, NorthAmos do no have the capability of building parks in their cities, much less in the desert.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Obfuscation again ! You were incorrect in what you said you said at #2.

    So, your backyard is “bigger” than most of them. I think you grossly exaggerate your point

    The whole world knows it so why don't you admit you were in error.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @11 He can't and he is lying. He already told people in this forum the area he lives in Mendoza. So, his claim that the back yard of his parent's house where he lives is huge is just nonsense. I honestly don't know why he can't keep his story straight.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    For your much vaunted learning of 10 new English words a day, I suggest that you look up the definition of “park”
    You will see that the inclusion of trees is not a requirement to be designated a park.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Nothing like Iguazú in entire Europe.

    Not even close.

    Some caves, the northen light and a few timeless Woods.

    Still beautiful, but nothing in comparison...

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @14 Do you rate Iguazu that highly? I have seen it and whilst it is worth a visit I wouldn't recommend it for a bucket list. Seriously, there are more stunning places in all continents.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Elaine Take a look at the pics on ABC Color Paraguay for today. They are quite something!
    Stevie You really should get out a bit and not shut yourself up in raindrenched sunny Dunoon

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches


    Which is why no one with their head screwed right would follow your recommendations on anything remotely related to Argentina, even on its border.

    The most stunning sight in all of South America, aside from the glaciers, and you of course with your extreme bitterness and hatred of Argentina getting so obnubilated you can't even say something coherent.

    What the F... is there in Europe that even remotely comes near the falls. Nothing. If there were I am sure everyone would know about it by now, but that's not the case.

    The fact that you now are saying there are better things to see in all continents than in South America just indicates how appallingly acrid and rotten your personal little war against Argentina/South America has become.

    Get professional help, your church should help you with that maybe.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Do go away and get a handkerchief.
    The obnudilation of your dripping nasal passages are affecting your limited cerebral capacity

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    Here's another fine example of an anti-Argentine hate filled.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    TTT I didn't say anything like what you are projecting onto my words.

    Let me help you understand my post. I don't think that Iguazu is worth being on a bucket list. (Do you know what that is?) Even you agree with me that it is not the best natural wonder in Argentina. Had Stevie asked me I would have said the glacier Perito Moreno near El Calafate was worthy of the list. He won't ask me now you have butted in.

    “ there are more stunning places in all continents.” Where does that statement exclude Argentina and South America? There are better natural wonders in South America and I have mentioned one in Argentina.

    You need help, TTT. Someone as young as you so full of jealousy, hatred and a warped view of the world. Go out and mix with real people. Get yourself a girlfriend before you are too antisocial to ever live in the community.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    Oh no, don't transfer your traits on to me. Projection fails.

    I don't need a girlfriend. Women are not worth my time. I have fare more important things to accomplish.

    You misunderstand jealousy it would seem to me. I am not jealous, I am outraged, that Europeans have been able to get away with so many crimes without even apologizing in words, much less paying an actual price and punishment, and on top of it all now play the “morality” card on the rest of the world.

    Doe that rub me very much the wrong way? You bet it does. And it's not irrational. It's a healthy, normal reaction.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I don't need a girlfriend. Women are not worth my time

    I am sure there will be a sigh of relief from Argentine women.
    At least you will not be procreating for which much thanks !
    I take it from that you don't rate your mother highly ?

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    I think you reply to this fellow on humanitarian grounds. Its not working.
    This is a fairly intelligent person who sits all day at his computer and has been disconnected from the real world. Every time there is a shooting on campus or elsewhere its these sort of people anywhere in the world, its these sort of people who live in a virtual world who commit them.
    Can you please listen Think?
    We are adversaries on these threads but the state of mind of this man transcends that.
    You know who everyone is on these threads. (By the way thanks for your info on Conqs)
    This guy is a danger to himself and possibly to his community. Cant you alert the social services in Mendoza that this man needs help?
    I hope to God this person doesnt have access to a firearm..
    Politics and Malvinas opinions this guy needs your help , not just as a fellow Argentine, but as a lost Argentine.
    Thats from the heart and I hope you will reply in the same vein.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tRoll_with_the_Punches

    Ok since this is now getting serious with the law let me make it clear (for the UMPTEENTH time):

    Think is not “me”. This is completely honest. I don't want him to get into trouble for my statements. My statements are my own, the descendant (genetically) of the legendary TTT.

    Think and I disagree obviously on the Falklands. He has the view they belong to Argentina, I do not.

    He does not have a completely hostile view of foreigners, I do.

    So I will repeat, address ME (TTT), not think. We really are different people.

    As for the rest, Argentine women are regretting EVERY DAY that I am not in the game, let alone foreign women. They don't deserve me, simple as that.

    I do not have access to a firearm but I guess I could. No worries, I am not an EUaian or NorthAmian, I have no intention nor desire to shoot down innocent people. I have a heart. I know those people have families, children, that they have parents who love them, lives they have dreamed up and worked for, childhood memories, they have pets who love them, etc, etc. I have a heart. I am NOT European or North American, in other words a heartless bastard who grabs a gun and shoots people for fun.

    I am ARGENTINE. I have a heart. And I have a brain. And I have balls. And I have a soul. And I have savoir-faire. And I have the wisdom of TTT.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @23 He does fit the profile of the young and disaffected that commit crimes against society. The crimes he loves to follow. I don't think he has access to firearms. His inability to be able to connect with women on any level is actually more worrying on a psychological level but I don't think he will be Argentina's Virgin Killer.
    I guess that all the time we connect with him here he is not completely lost.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Elaine @15
    “A more stunning place” is quite a remarkable place, I have to agree...

    Where was it again?

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    “and I have unbridled modesty”

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I have to agree with Elaine, iguazu is not a bucket list vacation. The falls are cool but the abject poverty when you venture off of the resorts is breathtaking.
    The worst poverty I've ever seen.
    When friends ask what they should see in Argentina, I tell them Bariloche and Ushuaia. Although with the state of the airplane service I always tell them that they may have to extend the days there so make sure they leave plenty of time incase they get trapped due to protests, stoppages, plane failures etc.
    I must say, not many people are asking about traveling there any longer and based on the tourist revenue I think Arg is not popular any longer. Its too expensive, too dangerous and there really isn't anything you can't see somewhere else and not have to travel 13 hrs by plane.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    When my friends ask me about USA, I just tell them not to go...

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Travel and tourism is...
    One of America’s largest industries (2013 data)

    Generated $2.1 trillion in ECONOMIC IMPACT with $887.9 billion spent directly by domestic and international travelers that spurred an additional $1.2 trillion in other industries.
    Directly generated $133.9 billion in TAX REVENUE for local, state and federal governments.
    Each household would pay $1,093 MORE IN TAXES without the tax revenue generated by the travel and tourism industry.
    Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.4 billion a day,$101.4 million an hour, $1.7 million a minute, and $28,154 a second.

    I guess they put the same emphasis on your opinions a I do.
    Always wrong about everything Think2

    Psst our travel Revenue is about the size of the WHOLE economy of Russia, maybe that will help you wrap your pea brain around the concept.

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @29. Why would anyone ask YOU about the US? Have you lived there? Do you live there? Do you travel there often? Are you a travel agent? Are your friends so ill-informed they have no knowledge of the US? I cannot for the life of me think why anyone would seek travel advice from you.

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    You have friends ?????????

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I cannot for the life of me think why anyone would seek any type of advice of you lot.

    Still here you are, offering it to the lowest bidders...

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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