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The 5 things you should know this December 21: Madness in Argentina for the national team: crowds, helicopter and celebrations


Biden and Zelensky plan to meet in Washington. Peru expels the ambassador of Mexico.

Biden and Zelensky plan to meet in Washington.

Peru expels the ambassador of Mexico.


 is what you need to know to start the day.

First the truth.

1. Madness in Argentina for the national team: crowds, helicopter and celebrations

The Argentine national soccer team, winner of the World Cup in Qatar, arrived in the country this Tuesday and celebrated with the fans during various tours that began at dawn from the airport to the AFA premises in Ezeiza, and which at noon covered part of the from Greater Buenos Aires in a bus, but it had to be finished by helicopter, due to the amount of people in the streets and an incident with two fans who jumped into the vehicle.

Chronicle of a day of celebration and madness. 

  • Dozens injured during the reception of the Argentine team in Buenos Aires

2. Peru expels the ambassador of Mexico

Peru ordered the Mexican ambassador to leave the country within 72 hours and has declared him persona "non grata," according to a statement issued Tuesday by the country's Foreign Ministry. The ministry said the decision was made after the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, made some comments about the recent political situation in Peru, considering that they "constitute an unacceptable interference in internal affairs, in clear violation of the principle of non-intervention".

Relatives of former President Castillo will be able to leave Peru to go to Mexico 1:17

3. 50 million people, under winter alert in the US.

A developing "bomb cyclone" has put people from Washington state to Maryland on alert, covering more than 50 million people, according to the National Weather Service.

That number is expected to increase in the coming days.

4. Lula faces a divided Brazil

Nearly two months after leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was elected as Brazil's next president — rekindling hopes that the country would restore environmental protections and see a less divisive political landscape — anger among fervent supporters of Bolsonaro does not decrease.


5. Biden and Zelensky plan to meet in Washington

Planning is underway for US President Joe Biden to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on Wednesday for a surprise visit.

This would coincide with the government's intention to send a new defense assistance package that would include Patriot missile systems, according to two sources familiar with the plans.

  • Joe Biden will travel to Mexico next month for the North American Leaders Summit

They predict that Biden will receive Zelensky in the White House 2:07


at coffee time

Messi breaks a record on Instagram: he beat an egg

Instagram users managed to make the photo of Lionel Messi become the publication with the most likes in history, after passing in quantity to a photo of an egg.

Messi breaks a record on Instagram 0:52

Why Argentina's victory over France was the best World Cup final in history

A moment that will linger in the memory as an Impressionist masterpiece, La 

pièce de resistance

is that iconic image of Messi hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates with the World Cup trophy finally in his hands.

Juan Pablo Varsky analyzes the details of the new Argentine title in Doha 10:43

"Muchachos": how a 2003 hit became the unofficial anthem of Argentina's World Cup triumph

If a World Cup tune stuck in your head, this is probably it.

'Muchachos' resounds in the streets celebrating Messi and the national team 1:04

Researchers discover more than 100 new ancient designs in the Nazca Lines of Peru

More than 100 newly discovered geoglyphs in and around Peru's ancient Nazca plain could shed new light on the mysterious pre-Columbian works of art that have intrigued scientists and visitors for decades.

97-year-old former Nazi secretary sentenced for involvement in more than 10,000 murders

A 97-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary has been convicted for her role in the murder of 10,505 people during the Holocaust, in what may be the last trial of its kind.

German court sentences a 97-year-old former Nazi secretary 1:04


the figure of the day

5 million

More than 5 million people came out in Buenos Aires and its surroundings to celebrate the World Cup champions, according to Security Minister Aníbal Fernández.


quote of the day

"It is also from Diego, who encouraged us from heaven"

Lionel Messi's moving message before celebrating the World Cup with the Argentine fans.


And to finish...

Total passion!

A young woman left the hospital early to encourage the Argentine team

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires received millions of supporters who sought to encourage the national team on its return to the country.

And a young woman showed all her love for the team: she left the hospital earlier to be able to do it.

Ignacio Grimaldi presents her testimony.

A young woman left the hospital early to encourage Argentina 2:09

Source: cnnespanol

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