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Drones Deployed By Tax Inspectors Near Buenos Aires Found 200 Mansions And 100 Swimming Pools That Hadn’t Been Declared

 

 

 

” The Argentine government has used drones to catch out wealthy tax evaders who had not declared mansions and swimming pools.

  Unmanned aircraft were dispatched over an upper class area of Buenos Aires and discovered 200 homes and 100 pools that had not been detailed on returns.

  Tax officials said the drones took pictures of luxury houses standing on lots registered as empty.

  The evasions found by the drones amounted to missing tax payments of more than $2 million and owners of the properties have been warned they now face large fines.

  The unregistered mansions and pools were found in an area about 10 miles south of the city and, according to the tax agency, they appeared to be large and constructed with “premium materials”. “

 

 

The Telegraph has much more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helmet Cam Captures Armed Robbery Attempt As It Happens

 

 

 

 

” A tourist in Buenos Aires has a gun pulled on him by a thief and the whole incident was caught by his GoPro camera on his helmet.

  The gripping video shows Mike being cut off by a motorcycle as he rides his bike. The criminal then pulls out a gun and demands his backpack. Mike doesn’t understand his request and drops the bike and runs.”

This video has garnered nearly 5 million views in just 2 days …

CNS News

Miss Pole Dance South America: See Extraordinarily Flexible Pictures From The Bizarre Competition

 

 

 

(UK Mirror) ” Flexible hopefuls battled it out for the title of Miss Pole Dance South America – and they put on quite a show.

  Budding dancers had the chance to compete in singles, male, female and couples categories.

  Brazilians Ekaterina Malykhina and Tallyta Torres came away with the win in the couples section at the event held in Buenos Aires in Argentina.”

 

 

”  Belen Serra and Joaquin Dezzoti from home country Argentina came second while Colombians Sandra Toro and Wilson Mejia finished in third place.

  Venezuelan Gregoris Garcia came out on top in the male category with a stunning display. “

 

More pictures here and here … if you’re into that sort of thing .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Latin American Becomes New Pope

 

 

 

 

New Pope: Pope Francis I

 

 

 

” VATICAN CITY, March 13 (UPI) — Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is the new pope, the first Latin American in history, taking the papal name of Francis Wednesday.

The fact that he chose a reformer’s name was seen as a signal he might make great changes in the church. Like Francis, Bergoglio was known for his simplicity, humility and rejection of material comforts.

He is also the first non-European pope in history, and is an Argentinian, though of Italian ancestry.

The 76-year-old pope appeared on the balcony above a packed St. Peter’s Square before more than 100,000 cheering people who braved cold and rainy weather.

Before being introduced, the new pope was clad in his papal soutane in the “room of tears” behind the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. The room is so named because new popes have been overcome with emotion.”

 

 

 

 

Meet Pope Francis I

Early Life

” Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to thepriesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminray in San Miguel where had had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.”

 

 

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“Bergoglio succeeded Cardinal Quarracino on February 28, 1998. He was concurrently named ordinary for Eastern Catholics in Argentina, who lacked their own prelate. Pope John Paul II summoned the newly named archbishop to the consistory of February 21, 2001 in Vatican City and elevated Bergoglio with the papal honors of a cardinal. He was named to the Cardinal-Priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino.”

 

 

La Eucaristía – Cardenal Bergoglio

 

 

Profile: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

 

” He certainly has the credentials.

The 68-year-old trained chemist and son of a railway worker has been a cardinal since 2001 and is widely seen as being open and compassionate.

He stands out for his humility, living in a modest apartment, rather than his luxury official residence.

“In favour of Bergoglio is his pastoral attitude, as they say in the Church – his relationship with the people,” says Leandro Pastor, a philosophy professor at the University of Buenos Aires, who has known Cardinal Bergoglio for 25 years.

“He’s a very simple man. He’s very austere. And also, I think he’s an intelligent man and someone who is very good at communicating.”

He impressed fellow prelates in 2001 when he skilfully helped to manage a synod of bishops in Rome.

 He’s as uncompromising as Pope John Paul II, in terms of the principles of the Church
Monsignor Osvaldo Musto

Buenos Aires’ cardinal is also a strong advocate for the poor. And, as a Latin American, he comes from a region which is home to around half the world’s billion or so Catholics.”