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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of east-central Argentina on the Atlantic Ocean south-southeast of Buenos Aires. It is a popular resort with a fishing industry. Population: 541,000.


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  • Over the weekend, in beach resorts like Mar del Plata and Pinamar, lines outside those ATMs that had cash often stretched longer than those at some popular restaurants and clubs.

    Cash-Strapped Argentines

  • The 38-year-old, who was competing in the event for only the second time, fell during the stage between the Argentinian cities of Mar del Plata and Santa Rosa and suffered a cardiac arrest.

    Argentina's Jorge Martínez Boero dies after crash in Dakar Rally

  • In November 2005, the Bush Administration's effort to create a "Free Trade Area of the Americas" collapsed at the summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    Robert Naiman: Will "Free Trade" Save Obama in 2012?

  • However, one cannot discount that the accounts have some basis: recently some Latin American leaders failed to show up for a summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Wikileaks: So Much for Left Wing "Solidarity" in South America

  • Returning to Argentina, he began working as an artist, initially scripting and drawing science fiction strips for daily newspapers: "Planeta de Acero" Steel Planet for La Capital, published in Mar del Plata (1979-80) and "Lomax—Un Viaje al Espacio Profundo" for La Razon, published in Buenos Aires (1981-82).

    Ricardo Garijo (1953-2009)

  • A TLM will be celebrated this 16 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    You report: New TLM in the Diocese of Dodge City

  • When he landed in Mar del Plata, the local TV put up a split-screen of Air Force One -- and I. Lewis Libby hobbling into court to plead not guilty in the Valerie Plame leak case.

    Can We Go Home Now?

  • Bolstered by a weak internal opposition, Chavez is at the zenith of his power at home, and he is expected to occupy center stage at the fourth Summit of the Americas that gets underway next week in the Argentine resort city of Mar del Plata.

    Victor: Hugo

  • So much for Mr. Bush's political support on the heels of his Summit of the Americas junket and street protests in Mar del Plata, Argentina.


  • Just as it happened in the Mar del Plata summit of last year, just as it is happening in his tormented entry into the Mercosur, just as it happened when Chavez kicked out the Andean Community, his destructive tendencies reached Vienna with a great effect.

    05/14/2006 - 05/21/2006


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