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Laura Schneider

Contributor profile · 20 posts · joined 13 March 2011

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Photography is what I enjoy most as well as writing, reading and traveling. Through the lense of a camera I can see life in different perspectives which inspires me to learn and become a better person everyday.
My blog is: http://www.laurasc.com – @LauraSchne

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22 August 2012

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Argentina: “I'm an Organ Donor and I Tell the World”

By donating a kidney to her goddaughter, singer Sandra Mihanovich has created awareness in Argentina about the importance of organ donation. Her example joins the campaign #SoyDonante ("I'm a donor")...

12 August 2012

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Argentina: Football, the ‘Evita Cup’ and New Security Measures

Following the violence at football matches, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed an agreement with the Argentine Football Association to control the entry to stadiums. She also proposed a new...

11 August 2012

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Argentina Wins its First Gold Medal in London 2012

Argentinian Twitter users are celebrating the country's first gold medal in London 2012 after Sebastian Crismanich beat Spain's Nicolás Garcia Hamme in Taekwondo.

1 August 2012

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Argentina: China-Born Olympic Athlete in the Spotlight

"One name sums it up, Liu Song. Why take him as an Olympic icon? Simply because he is one of those athletes that nobody in the media pays attention to."...

25 July 2012

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Argentina: A Tour Through Rosario and its Architecture

The city of Rosario, located 300 km from the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, offers lovers of architecture a tour of history through its buildings, which mark the era...

20 July 2012

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Argentina: Falklands Olympics Video Sparks Controversy

While Argentina prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London, an advertisement produced by the Presidency and filmed in the Falkland Islands has sparked a controversy with the phrase: "To compete...

17 July 2012

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Argentina: Starbuck's Public Apology Trending

Starbucks Argentina caught the attention of social networks after publishing an apology for using locally manufactured white cups instead of iconic cups with the Starbucks logo. Some attributed the lack...

2 June 2012

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Argentina: The Return of ‘Cacerolazos', Pot-banging Protests

On May 31 the 'cacerolazo' - a protest where people bang pots and pans - returned to Argentina in reaction to new foreign exchange measures, insecurity, and corruption, Argentines organized...

29 May 2012

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Argentina: Football Fans Call for “Stop” to Violence

Football, the sport that is most watched and played in Argentina, has been witnessing a series of episodes of violence perpetrated by so-called "barras bravas" of various sports clubs. Football...

15 March 2011

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Argentina: After 35 years, long live carnival!

After 35 years, Argentine carnival holidays are back, and so is the fun and joy. On March 7 and 8 Argentines of all ages enjoyed a carnival holiday, something many...

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