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Woman Alive after Plunging 23 Floors onto Taxi

January 24th, 2011 | 09:25 PM

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Photo posted by @denisitabaires, a bystander, to her Twitter account.

In an absolutely extraordinary event Monday, a young woman fell about 23 stories, from the top of the Panamericano Hotel in downtown Buenos Aires, and smashed, back first, onto the top of a taxi.

Remarkably, she’s didn’t die.

Though police aren’t certain about the details of her fall, investigators think she attempted suicide.

The driver of the taxi that the woman smashed into, seen in the above photo, described the experience in a brief interview with Radio 10.

In between tears the man, who goes by Miguel, said his “intuition” told him to step out of the car. “I saw a policeman looking up,” he said, adding that he also saw the woman “hanging” from the top of the hotel. Miguel got out of the car “a second” before the woman smashed into it and created a “terrible noise.”

He said he was standing about 10 meters from the car when she hit it.

“I just want to tell everyone that everything in life has a solution,” he said. “Life is for living.” (more…)

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Crime in Argentina Fell in December

January 20th, 2011 | 07:56 PM

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Torcuarto Di Tella University’s latest crime “victimization rate” survey indicates that overall criminal activity fell last month.

The victimization rate refers to the percentage of households which reported that at least one person in that home has been the victim of crime within the past year.

This could be any kind of crime, reported or not to the police.

According to the latest survey, which polled 1,193 households, 28.7% of the homes said at least one member of the household had been the victim of crime. (more…)

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Back to Sex School in Buenos Aires

January 17th, 2011 | 06:48 AM

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By Laura Mannering

Classes on bedroom technique for women are booming in Argentina’s capital

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in a respectable residential neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. People are walking their dogs, loading up shopping bags at bakeries and greengrocers, enjoying a porteño breakfast of coffee, orange juice and croissants at one of the many outdoor cafés. But close by, in the living room of a small top-floor apartment, a group of local women gather to spend a few hours away from the weekend routine.

Their host, Paola, buzzes about offering cold drinks and answering the doorbell, which rings every couple of minutes with new arrivals. There are 21 women, aged between 20 and 50, crammed onto sofas, perched on the arms of chairs or settled into what space they can find on the floor. They are well-groomed and polite, making small-talk while waiting for their class to begin. The black leather massage bed in the corner of the neat plain room is the only reminder of where we are – the headquarters of Argentina’s first sex school. Women come here for practical lessons on how to improve their bedroom repertoire, and this morning is the popular erotic-massage class.

PK Escuela de Sexo was started by Paola Kullock, the sister of a well-known Argentine actress. A professional masseur, Paola has now become high-profile sexpert – she has published a book, frequently appears on TV and radio, and fronts her own raunchy theatre show.

The school started as a small-scale project six years ago, after Paola had searched for a striptease lesson for herself without success. The first class she gave was a sex toys workshop, which eight women attended. Now, she offers a huge range of classes, from erotic technique, to role-play and striptease, with lessons delivered by Paola and her assistants. The classes cater to groups or individuals and most are exclusively for women, though there are also a few separate courses for men.

For a country in which contraception was only legalized in 1985 and where abortion remains illegal, the sex school is pushing new boundaries. (more…)

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