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Senores, Start Your Engines: Is Formula One Headed Back To Latin America?

Europe's economic woes are prompting the Formula One auto racing circuit to seek new markets, including in Latin America, whose export-driven economies are running on all cylinders. Argentina hopes to host a race in 2013, in the seaside resort city o

Argentina's fast and furious F1 legend, Juan Manuel Fangio (Beatrice Murch)
Argentina's fast and furious F1 legend, Juan Manuel Fangio (Beatrice Murch)

Latin America seems to have contracted a modern version of Opera House Syndrome, a 19th and 20th century pandemic that swept through the region causing every country with even an ounce of self-respect to build a place where overweight singers in gaudy costumes could belt out their arias and oratorios.

Only this time around, the delirium that s descending on countries like Mexico and Argentina isn t for the masterworks of Rossini or Wagner, but rather for the mighty machines of Ferrari and Mercedes. Both countries are hoping to host Formula 1 (F1) car races --and say they re willing to put the infrastructure in place to make it happen.

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Yes, Her Too: A Feminist Reading Of The Depp Vs. Heard Case

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation suit has become a Hollywood media (sh*t) storm, but there are troubling real consequences in the way domestic violence is being portrayed, when the victim is less-than-perfect.

Fans welcome Johnny Depp with "Justice For Johnny" signs at the defamation trial against Amber Heard.

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First the background: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met in 2012. They started a relationship when Depp was still with Vanessa Paradis, and eventually married in 2015. Fifteen months later, Heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of domestic violence and asking for a restraining order.

In the lawsuit, Heard said, ”I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.” They then made a million-dollar settlement, and soon after, Heard asked for the restraining order to be dropped.

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