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Learning to Lose in Argentina

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.

Maradona Rips Argentina's World Cup Performance

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina for its second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play a...

Maradona Rips Messi After World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

Lionel Messi cannot escape Diego Maradona. Whether he is on the sidelines, in the stands or merely a foil for comparisons in the media, Maradona seems...

German Newspapers Celebrate World Cup Win

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

Waking up in Germany Monday morning after winning the 2014 World Cup must feel pretty good. It must feel something like this: Waking up in A...

WATCH: Argentina Wasted Its Best Chance Against Germany

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

It just wasn't Gonzalo Higuain's day. The Argentina forward squandered an early chance to give his side the lead over Germany in the World Cup fina...

LIVE: World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

This is it. All games at the 2014 World Cup have been played but one. For the third time in World Cup history, Argentina and Germany will meet in the ...

Here's One More Taste Of Insane World Cup Fandom Before Sunday's Final

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The spectrum of adjectives to describe this World Cup is wide, but stays within one singular emotion: excitement. From penalty kicks to amazing saves ...

WATCH: This Is The Only Time It's OK To Scream On A Plane

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

Rare is the moment when a plane full of screaming passengers can be taken as a sign of good things to come. In fact, this video of Argentina fans c...

Messi Gets Drug Tested After Win

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

Talk about bad timing. Lionel Messi was not in the locker room with his teammates celebrating after Argentina clinched a spot in the World Cup fina...

WATCH: Argentina Defeats Netherlands In Penalty Shootout To Reach World Cup Finals

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

Argentina has itself another hero at the 2014 World Cup: Goalkeeper Sergio Romero. With Romero making two key saves, Argentina defeated the Nether...

Argentina Back To World Cup Semifinals

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports

Lionel Messi has taken Argentina to a place it hasn't been since Diego Maradona was wearing the team's No. 10 shirt: The World Cup semifinals. Arg...

Messi Makes Sure Argentina Survives

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

The Messi Magic continues at the 2014 World Cup. Just minutes before an unpredictable penalty shootout, Lionel Messi conjured the only goal that A...

This Is What A Perfect Free Kick Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Sometimes Lionel Messi does things on the field for which "magical" seems the most apt descriptor. While that adjective can certainly seem appropriate...

Argentina Tops Group As Messi Delivers Again

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Nigeria couldn't contain Lionel Messi. Luckily for the Super Eagles, they didn't need to stop him in order to advance at the 2014 World Cup. With...

WATCH: Messi Rescues Argentina In Extra Time

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Sports

It took him more than 90 minutes, but Lionel Messi finally found a way. With resolute defending from every man on the field, Iran had held Argent...

Messi Leads Argentina To World Cup Win

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

Argentina opened its 2014 World Cup campaign with a win that went from mundane to magical thanks to the man in the No. 10 shirt. Lionel Messi scored o...

WATCH: Messi Sets Up Argentina's First World Cup Goal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

Just minutes after kickoff, Lionel Messi was involved in Argentina's first goal of the 2014 World Cup. In the third minute of Argentina's Group F open...

Argentina Fails To Score Without Messi

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Without soccer's absolute best player, Argentina couldn't find the net. Still, it played an entertaining 0-0 draw Frid...

Diego Maradona Lashes Out: I Was 'Betrayed'

AP | VICENTE L. PANETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona says he was lied to and betrayed by Argentina soccer officials who decided not to renew his contract as...

Trash Talk: German Captain BLASTS Argentina Before World Cup Showdown

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ERASMIA, South Africa — You're a bunch of sore losers. Oh, yeah? Well, you're just nervous about having to play us....

Throwing Down: German Player Trashes Argentina Ahead Of World Cup Quarterfinals

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ERASMIA, South Africa — Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger accuses World Cup quarterfinals rival Argentina of showing no respect for oppo...

Argentina Destroys South Korea 4-1 At World Cup

AP | IAN PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — With Gonzalo Higuain scoring a hat trick and Lionel Messi in the thick of the action, stylish Argentina is on the brink of advanc...

Argentina Soccer Hooligans Deported From South Africa

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Ten Argentine soccer hooligans said to be planning acts of violence at the World Cup have been deported to Angola after having be...

Argentina: World Cup Sex OK -- With Limits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Soccer and sex are just fine for the World Cup. That's the word from Argentina's team doctor who says players can hav...

PHOTOS: Argentina Coach Diego Maradona Will Be Misssed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Diego Maradona made plenty of waves while heading Argentina's World Cup team in 2010, but the country's run this year finally came to an end at the ha...