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Argentina’s iPhone Problem

February 21st, 2012 | 07:11 AM

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Many of you know that Argentina has banned the iPhone.

The government hasn’t prohibited its use but instead has blocked imports of the world’ most popular smartphone.

I wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal about the issue. You can read it here.

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Sean Penn Meets CFK on Haiti Promotion Tour

February 14th, 2012 | 06:20 AM

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Sean Penn, the actor and newly-named Ambassador at Large for Haiti, came to Argentina as part of a broader trip to make sure people and governments in the region continue to help the disaster-stricken Caribbean nation.

Penn met with President Cristina Kirchner on Monday.

I met Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization president Benjamin Krause at a dinner Monday night. Fernando Sulicin, producer extraordinaire and a mutual friend, Penn, Krause and others are doing absolutely amazing work in Haiti. They are literally making the world a better place day by day. These people are doing the kind of thing that most of us only think about.

Please check out J/P HRO here and donate to Haiti here.

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Tax Agency Temporarily Closes Kansas Bar & Grill

February 9th, 2012 | 10:16 PM

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Argentina’s tax collection agency, AFIP, closed Kansas Bar & Grill, a hugely popular American-style restaurant, for three days. AFIP said the branch, located in Pilar, broke the law by not offering receipts to customers.

I’ve eaten many times at Kansas in Palermo and San Isidro and have always been offered receipts. AFIP did not close those branches.

The restaurant will be open again on February 11, AFIP said.

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Photo: Cristina Kirchner and the Cult of Personality

February 3rd, 2012 | 06:36 AM

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Look carefully at the mural hanging just behind Interior Minister Débora Giorgi.

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