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Dios Mio, Venezuela's New Sports Minister Is Fencer Famous For Nude Photo

CLARÍN ( Argentina)


CARACAS – Venezuelan politics continues to attract the world's attention. After the death of Hugo Chavez and the recent election of his no-less outspoken successor, Nicolas Maduro, eyes have now turned to the newly anointed Sports Minister: Alejandra Benítez, the Olympic fencer best known for posing nude just before last year's London Olympic Games.

“It's as if I take my clothes off during each international match,” she told Ultimas Noticias where the photo appeared of her clothes-less with strategically placed arm and helmet, reports Clarín.

Aside from being an accomplished sportswoman, 32-year-old Benítez has a BA in odontology and is a substitute member of Parliament.

Her sports career includes four Olympic Games appearances: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She came in 15th place.

Eficiencia o Nada! Hoy se asoma un nuevo reto y lo asumiré con el mismo compromiso de la Atleta que defiende a su Patria cueste lo q cueste!

— Alejandra Benitez R (@BenitezVEN) April 22, 2013

After her nomination as Sports Minister, Benítez wrote on Twitter: “Efficiency or Nothing. Today a new challenge has appeared and I will assume it with the same engagement of an athlete who is defending their nation at whatever cost.”

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Netflix And Chills: “Dear Child” Has A German Formula That May Explain Its Success

The Germany-made thriller has made it to the “top 10” list of the streaming platform in more than 90 countries by breaking away from conventional tropes and mixing in German narrative techniques.

Screengrab from Netflix's Dear Child, showing two children, a boy and a girl, hugging a blonde woman.

An investigator reopens a 13-year-old missing persons case when a woman and a child escape from their abductor's captivity.

Dear Child/Netflix
Marie-Luise Goldmann


BERLIN — If you were looking for proof that Germany is actually capable of producing high-quality series and movies, just take a look at Netflix. Last year, the streaming giant distributed the epic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front, which won four Academy Awards, while series like Dark and Kleo have received considerable attention abroad.

And now the latest example of the success of German content is Netflix’s new crime series Dear Child, (Liebes Kind), which started streaming on Sep. 7. Within 10 days, the six-part series had garnered some 25 million views.

The series has now reached first place among non-English-language series on Netflix. In more than 90 countries, the psychological thriller has made it to the Netflix top 10 list — even beating the hit manga series One Piece last week.

How did it manage such a feat? What did Dear Child do that other productions didn't?

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