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  • Tuesday, December 4th 2018 - 18:41 UTC

    Japanese mountaineer aged 86 ready to take on Aconcagua again

    “The magnificent scenery [of the Aconcagua] is one attraction,” Miura said.

    Yuichiro Miura, an 86 year old mountain climber from Japan, Monday promised to ‘hang on to the last’ in a bid to climb Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua in January.

  • Tuesday, December 4th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    A seven year old boy reviewing toys has generated US$ 22 million in YouTube

    Asked by NBC why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan - who is now eight - replied: “Because I'm entertaining and I'm funny.”

    A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star, raking in US$ 22m. The estimate by Forbes magazine found that Ryan of Ryan Toys Review pipped Jake Paul by US$ 500,000 for the 12 months to June. Videos are posted most days and one promoting a blue giant mystery egg-bearing Ryan's face has had more than a million views since Sunday.

  • Friday, November 30th 2018 - 02:02 UTC

    Second leg of Libertadores Cup decider set for Dec. 9 in Madrid

    Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium has been picked as the venue where the new Libertadores Cup champions are to be crowned

    The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol)'s disciplinary board Thursday turned down Boca Juniors' request and thus cleared the way for the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final to be played at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu on December 9, it was announced.

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2018 - 10:09 UTC

    Maybe it's time for a Gremio/Palmeiras Copa Libertadores final

    The Boca bus under attack by hooligans

    There is growing consensus among South America's football association governing body Conmebol and sport supporters that the postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between two of Argentina's most popular teams should be definitiverly cancelled and let the semifinalists dispute the trophy reversing shame.

  • Tuesday, November 27th 2018 - 17:12 UTC

    Conmebol rules River-Boca must play Dec. 8 or 9 outside Argentina

    Conmebol issued a statement from it Asunción HQs saying the match is to be played outside Argentina

    The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Tuesday ruled that the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played somewhere outside Argentina on December 8 or 9, it was announced in a statement from its headquarters in Asunción.

  • Tuesday, November 27th 2018 - 10:02 UTC

    Buenos Aires Security Minister takes the fall for Saturday's incidents

    Martín Ocampo was Security Minister of the City of Buenos Aires until Monday, but he remains compadre with Boca president Daniel Angelici

    Buenos Aires City Security Minister Martín Ocampo Monday resigned his post, thus taking the blame for Saturday's sloppy operation which failed to prevent the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players to River Plate's Monumental stadium from being attacked by hooligans of the home team.

  • Monday, November 26th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    South America's suspended super derby match date to be announced on Tuesday

    A meeting of CONMEBOL officials will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, on Tuesday morning to decide what happens next, Alejandro Dominguez said

    The Copa Libertadores Superclásico (super derby) final between Argentina's biggest clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate, has been suspended, CONMEBOL has announced. The regional governing body said on Sunday that the second leg of the already postponed final will be rescheduled, after violent scenes on Saturday ended with Boca's team bus being attacked by River fans.

  • Sunday, November 25th 2018 - 19:27 UTC

    New attempt to play River-Boca final ends in yet another postponement

    Buenos Aires Mayor Rodríguez Larreta linked the incidents to his government's anti barrabrava maffias fight.

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Sunday finally acquiesced to a petition filed by Boca Juniors, whose players were unfit to compete, and agreed to postpone the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final against River Plate.

  • Saturday, November 24th 2018 - 14:37 UTC

    The only real “Summit” in Buenos Aires is hours away

    One half of Argentines will have won the battle of all battles, the derby of all derbies and the other will bite the dust of defeat.

    Fake bomb threats, loose World War II grenades, actual explosions that kill nobody and leave one perpetrator seriously injured at a cemetery, the mayor's entourage becoming 35 percent wealthier on average since in office, airline strikes, and the looming G20 Summit with the most prominent world leaders all in one place, an air traffic ban in addition to land circulation restrictions are just a part of the landscape to the people of Buenos Aires who are becoming more and more used to living in a war-like zone since the beginning of the century.

  • Wednesday, November 21st 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Uruguay, Maracana and the Brazilian national team jersey, “verde e amarela”

    The jersey can trace its origins to 1950, when Uruguay beat Brazil in the World Cup, which was hosted by Brazil

    Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a professor who designed the Brazilian soccer team’s signature jersey, now instantly recognizable around the world, died last week at a hospital in Pelotas, Brazil. He was 83.Mr. Schlee was a professor for 30 years at the Federal University of Pelotas and an award-winning journalist and author, but he was best known for the jersey he designed.