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Examining Argentina's Obsession with Therapy

Argentina's national passions include soccer... the tango... and psychoanalysis. There's even a neighborhood in Buenos Aires known as Villa Freud. "Cafe Siggy" is among its attractions. NPR's Bob Mondello reports.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.