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Copa América 2019: Brazil’s controverted victory Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

The 46th edition of the Copa América, the oldest international football competition organized by the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (South American Football Confederation), took place in Brazil from 14 June to 7 July 2019. Brazil won its ninth title after defeating Peru 3-1 in the final match. It is Brazil’s first title since 2007. But…

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The best events that brought Argentina to the spotlight in 2018 Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

El país del tango was the scenario for many important events in 2018, even within the context of a national economic crisis that has risen Argentina’s inflación to its highest peak since the 90’s. Let’s delve into the most interesting events that made Argentina show up on the news this year. A new satellite in…

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Baseball expressions in everyday Spanish Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

Now that MLB’s winter season is here, the “Play ball!” shout can be heard from Central America to the north coast of South America, where béisbol (baseball) is eagerly followed by young and old alike since its introduction in that region in the 19th century. America’s old-time favorite sport is so much ingrained in the…

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Spanish Representation at the World Cup 2018 Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard plenty of coverage of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. The first round is almost done, and there have been many surprises. Eight of the thirty-two teams at this year’s event are from Spanish speaking countries. Here is a list of who is playing and what…

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Fútbol, y la canción del verano Posted by on Aug 3, 2012

Quizá algunos de vosotros recordareis un post que escribí hace ya bastante tiempo: Surviving the World Cup. Y es que esta que os escribe de vez en cuando, ni entiende de fútbol, ni ganas tiene. Pero reconozco que la Roja ha estado imparable, ha ganado a sus rivales, y ha conseguido que el país casi…

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Windsurfing in Cádiz Posted by on Jul 30, 2010

Cada temporada, como es obvio, va asociada a un tipo de deporte. El verano sugiere sol y mar, y qué mejor deporte para disfrutar de ambos que el windsurf. Lo único necesario es estar dispuesto a zambullirse, y por supuesto, viento y olas. La Costa de la Luz gaditana, y más en concreto la zona…

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Surviving the World Cup Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

Llevaba varios días con cierto desasosiego. Presentía que algo iba a ocurrir, pero por un sentimiento de esos extraños, no acertaba a encontrar la causa. ¿Algo bueno? ¿Malo quizá? Difícil saberlo. De repente una tarde salí de casa, pues necesitaba hacer algunas compras. Y mi asombro comenzó al ver la calle semidesierta. “Será por la…

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