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Around the World in 80 Days, Day 54: Argentina – Like Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

In early 1944, Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, sent agents to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Their task was to establish an escape route for Nazis should Germany lose the war.  When that outcome became a reality in May 1945, Nazis flowed into Argentina (and throughout South America) where they were welcomed by the government … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 52: Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

It’s #ATW80 Day 52, and Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show to report on country #10: Argentina. With a seemingly cyclical history of bribery and corruption, does Argentina now find itself trending towards freedom? Larry gives a fascinating overview of that nation’s recent history, its love/hate relationship with dictatorship, why many Nazi … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 50: South Africa – The Power of One

My first impression of Afrikaners, formed early in life, came from the 1989 hit Lethal Weapon 2.  South Africa, hitherto largely unknown to me beyond vague recollections of something my history teacher called the Boer War and old episodes of Wild Kingdom, took on a very sinister quality.  The baddies in that movie are blue-eyed, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 48: A Nigerian Christian Comments on His Country’s Star Rating

People from all over the world write to us about any number of things.  It may be to thank us for our work or to pour out venom on it.  It may be to request resources or to challenge us in some way.  Regardless, I seldom have opportunity to respond.  But the email below was … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 46: What’s the Word, Johannesburg?

It’s #ATW80 Day 46, and Larry and Zachary have made it to country #9: South Africa. From Johannesburg, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show for an update that includes a safari, a visit to the shanty towns, the powerful influence of Nelson Mandela on the healing of that country, and South Africa’s … Read more