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Matanza River

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The Matanza River is known by several names, including, in Spanish, Río de la Matanza ("the slaughter river" in English), Río Matanza ("slaughter river"), Río Mataderos ("slaughterhouses river"), Río de la Manzana ("the apple river") or simply Riachuelo ("little river"). It is a 64-kilometre (40 mi) stream in Argentina that originates in the Buenos Aires Province and defines the southern boundary of the Buenos Aires federal district. It empties into the Río de la Plata between Tandanor and Dock Sud. The La Boca neighbourhood and the Boca Juniors football club are located near the Riachuelo's mouth. The Spanish word boca means "mouth".
The river's course has been canalized and channelized in places, especially along its lower course.

From its source down to La Noria Bridge on Avenida General Paz, the river is usually referred to as Río La Matanza, and from that point onwards as Riachuelo. Approximately 3.5 million people live in its drainage basin of 2,240 km2 (865 sq mi).
The south-easterly storm wind, known as Sudestada, hinders the waters of the Riachuelo from reaching the Río de la Plata, producing frequent flooding in low-lying areas like La Boca and Barracas. Since 1995 a number of flood control projects have been carried out to prevent such occurrences.
The Matanza's main tributaries are the Cañuelas, Chacón, and Morales streams in the Province of Buenos Aires, and the Cildáñez stream (currently piped) in the Greater Buenos Aires urban area. The Matanza receives large amounts of industrial waste from the numerous factories along the river, especially tanneries, which makes the Matanza/Riachuelo a polluted river. Among the most dangerous contaminants are heavy metals and waste water from the basin's saturated layers. A contentious political subject since at least the 1862–68 administration of President Bartolomé Mitre, the Riachuelo's plight has attracted the attention of other public figures, notably artist and Greenpeace activist Nicolás García Uriburu, who dyed the waterway green in 1970, and on World Water Day (March 22) in 2010, to draw attention to the problem.

In 1993, President Carlos Menem's Secretary of Environment, María Julia Alsogaray, presented a 3-year project to clean up the Riachuelo that was approved, but never started, let alone concluded. The former civil servant, daughter of conservative policy maker Álvaro Alsogaray, was prosecuted for misappropriation of those public funds.According to Argentine newspaper Página/12, of the 250-million-dollar budget, only $90 million remain; $6 million were lost in punitive interests, $150 million were destined to unrelated social projects, and only $1 million was used for the actual cleanup. Critics have also noted that this cleanup was in vain, as all that was done was to remove sunken ship hulls, but nothing was done to prevent newly abandoned ships from sinking. A period of optimism regarding the waterway's condition followed announcements in 2006 by President Néstor Kirchner that the Riachuelo's improvement would be prioritized; but, though some efforts were undertaken, the river remains a source of health problems and urban blight for its adjoining neighborhoods. Environmental cleanup efforts have been supplemented by urban renewal proposals for the area.As of December 2013, no cleanup has been done. The river contains industrial waste with high levels of arsenic, chromium, copper, zinc, and lead.
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Matanza River

Matanza River

Stream in Argentina

  • Desc: The Matanza River is known by several names, including, in Spanish, Río de la Matanza, Río Matanza, Río Mataderos, Río de la Manzana or simply Riachuelo.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanza_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 1758.30

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1995 film

Reconquista River

Reconquista River

River in Argentina

  • Desc: The Reconquista River is a small river in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with the Riachuelo, it is one of the most contaminated watercourses in the country. The Reconquista is part of the Río de la Plata basin.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconquista_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.17
Pistoia

Pistoia

City in Italy

  • Desc: Pistoia is a city and comune in the Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30 kilometres west and north of Florence and is crossed by the Ombrone Pistoiese, a tributary of the River Arno.
  • URL: http://www.comune.pistoia.it/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pistoia
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 0.03
Univ. Río Matanza Aeroclub

Univ. Río Matanza Aeroclub

Airport in Argentina

  • Desc: Centro Universitario de Aviación is an airport serving La Matanza Partido, a southern district in the Greater Buenos Aires conurbation. The airport is located within a bend of the Matanza River in the partido. The airport was begun by the Centro Universitario de Aviación in 1929 as a center for pilot training.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univ._R%C3%ADo_Matanza_Aeroclub
  • Type: Place, Thing, Airport
  • Result Score: 0.02
Avellaneda

Avellaneda

City in Argentina

  • Desc: Avellaneda is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population was 342,677 as per the 2010 census [INDEC].
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avellaneda
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 0.02
La Boca

La Boca

Neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Desc: La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong Italian flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the city of Genoa.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Boca
  • Type: Place, TouristAttraction, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.02

Lena massacre

Incident

  • Desc: The Lena Massacre or Lena Execution refers to the shooting of goldfield workers on strike in northeast Siberia near the Lena River on 17 April [O.S. 4 April] 1912.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_massacre
  • Type: Event, Thing
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Huarmey

Huarmey

Town in Peru

  • Desc: Huarmey is a coastal town in the Ancash Region, Peru. It is one of the five districts and also the capital of the Province of Huarmey.
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Railway station

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Pueyrredón Bridge

Pueyrredón Bridge

Bascule bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Desc: The Pueyrredón Bridge, officially Prilidiano Pueyrredón Bridge, is a bascule bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that connects Vieytes street of Barracas neighborhood with Bartolomé Mitre Avenue in Avellaneda Partido, crossing over Matanza River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueyrred%C3%B3n_Bridge
  • Type: Place, Thing, Bridge
  • Result Score: 0.01
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Commune in France

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  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascq
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Victoria

City in Argentina

  • Desc: Victoria is a city located in the southwestern part of the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. It is located on the eastern shore of the Paraná River, opposite Rosario, Santa Fe, to which it has been connected since 2003 by the Rosario-Victoria Bridge.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria,_Entre_R%C3%ADos
  • Type: Place, City, Thing
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Earthquake

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  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1946_Dominican_Republic_earthquake
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.01
Aknīste

Aknīste

Town in Latvia

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  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akn%C4%ABste
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Haditha

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City in Iraq

  • Desc: Haditha is a city in the western Iraqi Al Anbar Governorate, about 240 km northwest of Baghdad. It is a farming town situated on the Euphrates River at 34°08′23″N 42°22′41″E. Its population of around 46,500 people, predominantly Sunni Muslim Arabs.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haditha
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Rain-in-the-Face

Rain-in-the-Face

American chief

  • Desc: Rain-in-the-Face was a warchief of the Lakota tribe of Native Americans. His mother was a Dakota related to the band of famous Chief Inkpaduta.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain-in-the-Face
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  • Result Score: 0.00
Sarandí

Sarandí

City in Argentina

  • Desc: Sarandí is a city in the Avellaneda Partido of the urban agglomeration of Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located to the south of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarand%C3%AD,_Buenos_Aires
  • Type: Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 0.00

Puente Nicolás Avellaneda

Bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Desc: Puente Nicolás Avellaneda is a 1650 metre long liftable road bridge with 2 lanes in Buenos Aires, Argentina over Riachuelo River, which was built from 1937 to 1940.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puente_Nicol%C3%A1s_Avellaneda
  • Type: Bridge, Place, TouristAttraction, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00

Cynaetha

Town

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  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynaetha
  • Type: Place, City, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
Bosch Bridge

Bosch Bridge

Bascule bridge in Piñeiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Desc: The Bosch Bridge is a bascule bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that connects the Algarrobo street in Barracas neighborhood with the Barrio Piñeyro of Avellaneda Partido, crossing over Matanza River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosch_Bridge
  • Type: Thing, Place, Bridge
  • Result Score: 0.00
Belgrano Athletic Club

Belgrano Athletic Club

Football team

  • Desc: Belgrano Athletic Club is an Argentine amateur sports club from Belgrano, Buenos Aires. One of Argentina's oldest institutions still in existence, Belgrano was one of the four clubs that founded the Argentine Rugby Union in 1899.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrano_Athletic_Club
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
New Pueyrredón Bridge

New Pueyrredón Bridge

Bridge

  • Desc: The New Pueyrredón Bridge, officially New Prilidiano Pueyrredón Bridge, is a bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that connects President Arturo Frondizi Highway in Barracas neighborhood with Bartolomé Mitre and Hipólito Yrigoyen avenues, both in Avellaneda Partido.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Pueyrred%C3%B3n_Bridge
  • Type: Place, Thing, Bridge
  • Result Score: 0.00

Nicanor

Officer

  • Desc: Nicanor was a Macedonian officer of distinction who served as satrap of Media under Antigonus. In 321 BCE, at the division of the provinces, after the death of the regent Perdiccas, he gained the position of satrap of Cappadocia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicanor_(satrap)
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00

Oscar Moreno

Argentina football player

  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
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