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Friday, 28 August 2015

Donald Trump wants to buy the pope’s favorite soccer team[New York Post]
GOP front-runner is looking to buy Argentina’s Club Atletico San Lorenzo di Almagro, best known for running the San Lorenzo soccer team of which Pope Francis is an avid fan.

Argentina Has Had Decades of Democracy, But Why Do the Disappearances Continue?[Global Voices Online]
For many in Argentina, the image of the "missing person" vividly recalls the forced disappearances of the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Despite 32 years of democracy, however, thousands of people—particularly women and young girls—are still unaccounted for ...

In Argentina, Cheap Medical Care Attracts People From Abroad as Tourists, Patients[Big News Network.com]
Mara Isabel Valenzuela Rivas, 62, knew she was overweight, and she wanted to do something about it.She considered weight-loss programs near her home in Chile, but the only places that offered such programs were too...

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Argentina returns thousands of archaeological pieces to Peru - Andina[Agencia Peruana de Noticias]
The ceremony, held at the Buenos Aires' Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) (National Museum of Fine Arts), marked the official announcement of the return in the presence of Argentina's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Minister of Culture,...

Can Argentina Consumers Boycott Their Way To Lower Prices?[Worldcrunch]
As vegetable wholesalers around Buenos Aires ignore government calls to moderate prices, angry shoppers may resort to their last weapon.

Argentina tests new Chinese subway carriages[Xinhua]
Argentina's city of Buenos Aires Wednesday completed a successful test run for its new Chinese carriages on the A line of its subway system, the local government announced. Ten out of 45 carriages, which are provided...

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Taxi Bike: Unicorn of Buenos Aires Transportation[The Bubble]
The rickshaw capital of the world, with an estimated million rickshaws in the country, and cycle rickshaws (our dear taxi bikes) are available for hire throughout the country.

Opposition Calls for "End to Feudalism" (and Greater Transparency)[The Bubble]
Macri, Massa and Stolbizer demanded electoral reform in time for the October 25 election (though they recognized the likelihood of that happening was slim, at best. Among the number of things that can happen in two months — watching your pet crustacean enter the world, grow old and die — major electoral overhauls generally don’t make the cut).

Poetic Injustice: María Kodama vs. The Lit Scene[The Argentina Independent]
Kodama is myopic but doesn’t use glasses. She’s diminutive. When she does grant interviews, journalists portray her as affable, full of courtesy so long as you don’t cross any lines. She first read Borges when she was ten years old, ‘Las ruinas circulares’. Many years later she met him. They fell in love. Today she’s one of the most controversial figures of the publishing world. The universal heir of Borges’ intellectual rights is a heavily criticised figure. They make her out to be the Cruella

In Argentina: Family traveling for months in their Volkswagen to see Pope Francis[Pulse Nigeria]
In view of the pontiff's visit to the United states, a family of 6 from Argentina has embarked on a journey to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis. Catire Walker, 41, and his wife, Noel Zemborain, and their four children started their journey from Buenos ...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

10 Libertarian Plans to Save Argentina[PanAm Post]
The first step is to privatize every government-run company, starting with Aerolíneas Argentinas. (SirChandler). EspañolThose of us who love the world of ideas and enjoy spending an afternoon debating philosophy tend to naively believe that once people

Monday, 24 August 2015

Argentina To Sell State Stake In Stocks?[Barron's (blog)]
Argentina's outgoing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is seeking to create a new agency to oversee the government's stock holdings. Associated Press: Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli, with flag, is running for president in Argetnina's Oct. 25 ...

Friday, 21 August 2015

Argentine in wheelchair dances at World Tango Championships[SunHerald.com]
Gabriela Fernanda Torres sits in her wheelchair as she looks into a bathroom mirror, while waiting to compete in the stage category at the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Torres, who was paralyzed in a car...

Invasion of spiders leave villages in Argentina blanketed in cobwebs[Daily Mail]
The blanket appeared after an army of spiders suddenly invaded the El Destino area, a collection of rural villages and hamlets which are some 10 miles from the city of Lezama in Argentina. Locals say that the spiders came after recent heavy rains and ...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Argentina's broadband: slow, cheap[Buenos Aires Herald]
Argentina has some of the cheapest broadband Internet access in the region by the megabit per second (Mbps), and 60 percent of citizens are connected to the internet. However, the average speed of Argentine Internet access is still below the Latin American average and lags far behind Uruguay.

ArBus Announces New Service to Ezeiza Airport[The Argentina Independent]
The new service will run between the two airports, stopping at Carlos Pellegrini 571 in central Buenos Aires near the Obelisco. This connecting service has so far only been available to staff at the airports and selected airlines, but will be opened to the public from October.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

For The Love Of Buenos Aires Buses – An Ode To The Porteno Public On Public Transport[The Bubble]
Boedo and Recoleta, the young man hanging off the pole to my right turned to me and asked “Are we close to Medrano and Corrientes?”. “No idea” I answered. This was an exchange between two strangers, but, never to be left out of the action, other passengers wanted to give their two cents

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Your Guide To The Blue Dollar[The Bubble]
This is the rate that is implied when people use securities (bonds or stocks) that are priced in USD in the United States and ARS in Argentina to move currency between markets. This operation is used by individuals or companies that need to legally move money in and out of Argentina. For money that is currently in Argentina, this is the only way to legally move the funds out of the country such that the paper trail is fully visible and declared on both ends of the transaction. For money outside ...

Leonardo DiCaprio films in Argentina for "The Revenant"[filminginargentina.wordpress.com]
The movie tells the true story of a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Although the movie was being shoot in Canada, the snow melted before filming was complete, and the similitude of the landscape of the Argentinian Patagonia with it, make it the perfect place to shoot several scenes there.

Top "Off Corrientes" Plays To Catch in August[The Argentina Independent]
Rafael Spregelburd, a prolific writer, playwright, actor, translator, and director, proves once again why he is a prominent member of the national and international cultural circuit. His latest masterpiece is called "Spam", a play in which he indulges himself as actor, director, and producer.

Monday, 03 August 2015

What’s Hot this Winter: Top Five Winter Wardrobe Tips[The Bubble]
Not exactly new concept to hit South America but people are starting to look beyond its nomadic associations and see it for the reinvented and stylish must-have it is. Its appeal lies in the fact that it flatters most body types and feels like you’re wearing a very warm (yet chic) blanket.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Indy Guide to BA’s Alternative Music Venues (II)[The Argentina Independent]
A piano that holds, on a personal level, a love story. But a warm atmosphere for anyone who wants to join in, even if it’s the first time. In the geographical centre of Buenos Aires, La Casa del Señor Duncan can be found up a flight of stairs. High ceilings, large rooms, multiple stages ...

Monday, 27 July 2015

Dish of the Day: Argentina’s Famous Milanesa[The Real Argentina]
In Argentina any butcher will cut the meat for your milanesas. Once you get them home, soak them in the fridge for an hour or so in a mixture of beaten egg, a drop of milk, a sprinkle of salt, and some finely chopped parsley and garlic. Add a touch of oregano or dried chilies if you crave a spicy taste. When you are ready to cook, dip them in the breadcrumbs you buy ready-prepared from any grocery store.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Day Trips from Buenos Aires: Five Tiny Towns to Explore[The Real Argentina]
Picada-parrilla-postre combination (cheese and cold meats, barbeque, and dessert) on platters so large you’re not going to want to get straight back into the car after your long lunch. So walk off the succulent meat with a stroll round the deserted streets lined with spindly trees and expansive grass verges.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Foodie Heaven On Four Wheels.[The Real Argentina]
“…although people do travel from outside Capital to get them. Queues are now common on a Saturday from 3.30pm until we sell out.” What do they sell? Cannoli´s are the staple of their wares. Crisp tube shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with a rich citrus infused ricota cheese. Dunked in crushed pistachio nuts on one end, chocolate shavings and candied orange peel ...

Friday, 17 July 2015

Three New Designers Shaking Up the Buenos Aires Fashion Scene[The Real Argentina]
In spite of the country’s ongoing economic woes, Argentina’s fashion scene continues to thrive but faced with ever rising prices, Argentine designers (and shoppers) are being forced to be smarter and more resourceful in their methods (and shopping habits). As a result, emerging designers are looking beyond mainstream fashion trends and proposing a smarter, more conceptual attitude towards shopping and fashion; one that favours quality over quantity and universal, timeless pieces ...

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Yes, you can! Enjoy seafood in Buenos Aires[The Real Argentina]
It’s a restyled building, in the traditional corner of Rivadavia and Sanchez de Loria, but also with the classicism of recognized restaurants. Born almost 20 years ago, as so many others Spanish immigrant bars. Created by Don Cano, who for years took care of the family. Until Gustavo (his elder son) arrived. He is a tireless traveller and gourmand who loves the product, and lives to serve it at the table. He wants to become ...

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Exposición Rural 2015: 129th Exhibition of Cattle Breeding, Agriculture, and International Industry[BA Travel Guide]
The traditional Livestock and Agriculture Exhibition ("La Rural"), held every year in Buenos Aires for over a century, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide, bringing together more than a million visitors among producers, tourists and general public. In this year's edition, from July 23rd to August 2nd, more than 4500 animal exhibitors and ...

Monday, 06 July 2015

Argentina finds messenger to shoot after e-vote vuln allegations • The Register[The Register]
Argentinian police have reportedly raided a programmer who went public with vulnerabilities in the electronic voting system used in Buenos Aires elections last June. Joaquín Sorianello has told La Nacion that police raided both his home and that of a ...

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