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Sunday, 05 July 2015

Reporting From Argentina: In the Footsteps of Pope Francis[NBC 10 Philadelphia]
They traveled to his homeland of Argentina this summer to cover the people and places most influential to Jorge Bergoglio as well as his passions and the political controversy that defines his darkest days in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Caseros Avenue: the gastronomical place to go in San Telmo.[The Real Argentina]
La popular is the place in football – futbol- stadiums that the fans of every class go to. It is also named after the idols, the traditions, a bit of magic, and the gestures of good luck.

Friday, 03 July 2015

Al Pacino sends bizarre good luck message to Copa America finalists Argentina ...[Daily Mail]
Al Pacino provided the perfect speech for the Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday, and now Argentina could benefit from his words in real life after the movie star sent them a motivational message.

Murder, drug cartels and misery counter Argentina's claims of falling poverty[The Guardian]
The Villa 31 neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Official figures say the 0.2 square-mile area houses 26,000; others believe the number is closer to 40,000.

Argentina pays Israel $111 million to upgrade its tanks[i24news]
The deal to improve the Argentinian Medium Tanks (TAM), was finalized at a signing in Buenos Aires attended by Argentina's Minister of Defense ...

New York Youth Symphony Comes to Buenos Aires[The Bubble]
youth-orchestras in the World and is comprised of a gaggle of gifted young musicians all between the ages of 12 and 22. This talented bunch has taken a break from ...

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Sex Performance at University Causes Scandal in Argentina[ABC News]
A sex performance at a university in Argentina's capital is causing an uproar. The hardcore sex acts were played out Wednesday night by actors in an open space at the social sciences department of the University of Buenos Aires.

French street market "Le Marche" and Culinary Week celebrating the French Revolution[BA Travel Guide]
Visitors will have the chance to taste and purchase French bakeries and different specialties from the French cuisine, like Crêpes, flammekueche ...

Oh, Yes They Did: Leftists Just Compared Peronism to the Galactic Empire[The Bubble]
The presidential primaries are right around the corner and everyone’s getting ready for a historic election. As Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri fight for the fate of the country, the Left Front’s ...

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Kicillof to businessmen: 'Argentina will not do well with a liberal economic plan'[Buenos Aires Herald]
Speaking at a monthly meeting of the Inter-American Council of Trade and  Production today, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof considered “the  country will not do well with a liberal plan,” and stated the  government’s main purpose is the economic growth.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Gov't praises US lift of Argentine beef exports ban[Buenos Aires Herald]
The APHIS office in the United States has allowed  fresh beef imports from Argentina, lifting a 15-year ban on exports  officials considered unjustified and bluntly protectionist.

Monday, 29 June 2015

US Ambassador to Argentina, Cecilia Nahon, on the country's economy - CCTV[America]
After eight years in office, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be stepping down in 2015. Voters will go to the polls on October 25th to elect a new president who will take office in December.

Ricky Martin teams up with symphonic orchestra for free concert in Argentina[Fox News Latino]
Pop singer Ricky Martin on the weekend in this capital teamed up with about 25 Argentinian musicians in a free show entitled Duets to perform new versions of popular songs backed up by a symphonic orchestra.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Boudou on the Verge of Standing Trial[The Bubble]
La Nación claims the trial could begin before the end of the year. If it takes place before Dec. 10, Boudou will become the first acting vice president in history to face trial while in office.

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Best Pizza in Buenos Aires[Gringo in BA]
The alleged creator of the fugazzeta, Banchero is a must for pizza lovers. The flagship restaurant is in San Telmo, which has welcomed notable names such as Eva Perón and painter Benito Quinquela Martín. Today the menu extends to empanadas, salads and steak but it’s the pizza that draws the crowds.

BBC highlights CFK's popularity[Buenos Aires Herald]
The world is watching closely Argentinas political scenario with the general elections just around the corner. The BBC, which is to say UKs public-service broadcaster, has published an article on President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner highlighting the leaders "popularity" as she readies to leave office in December.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

flatties[katti.me]
But that was in Argentina, a country that is -after all- still a third world country. Patagonia even being cut off from the world. You can drive hours without seeing a living soul. No cell phone reception. Pure adventure.

‘This Isn’t Goodbye': Gilda, the Cumbia Saint[The Argentina Independent]
During his summer holidays he decided to visit the sanctuary, where he was given a vignette with Gilda’s photograph. About a month later his pregnant mother suffered from internal bleeding and the family thought she would lose the baby. Maxi decided to ask Gilda for help.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Slice Of Argentina: A Bohemian's Paradise[Focus News]
A man who collects cardboard boxes for recycling pulls his cart in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Behind, a building is decorated with an image of Argentina's former first lady leader Eva Peron.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Argentinian underground bands you should be listening to.[The Real Argentina]
JG: He’s a guy with a lot of experience and it’s great that he wants to pass it on. He produced our first record, helped us get organized and to define our own sound. He’s been there from the beginning so he knows we’ve worked really hard. It’s really good to have him. People judge a lot about the subject because he is Florian’s dad.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

In the Japanese Zone[SaltShaker]
Now, being on a ramen quest, the first time I went Id ordered up a half bowl of the regular ramen  after the sashimi and nattou it was enough. On my return visit Id planned on ordering the other ramen, a champon style, which I mentioned in my last ramen writeup at Irifune.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Five Argentine Street Artists to Follow on Instagram[The Real Argentina]
Evers controversial obsession with all things Communist, in particular its figurehead Chairman Mao, is well documented on his Instagram. Casual browsers may not quite get it, but the artist ...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Out Now: Castores, La invasión del fin del mundo[The Argentina Independent]
At times funny, and at times sad, the documentary captivates and educates throughout, leaving the viewer well-informed about the detrimental consequence of the introduction of the little rodents to an ecosystem that they are exogenous to.

Best things to do in Buenos Aires with kids[LandingPadBA]
If you’re considering a family holiday to Buenos Aires, but lost as to activities beyond wine and tango, fear not! The city has loads to offer, from sweet treats to parks and museums which will make it memorable for all members of the clan. The locals have a very welcoming attitude towards children which includes ...

Monday, 15 June 2015

Scenes from an Italian ristorante: CHIUSO[Pick Up The Fork]
Doppio Zero was one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires. And even though the Las Cañitas pasta den closed its doors last year, the same owners continue the legacy with Chiuso: comforting Italian food starring pastas (both homemade fresh and De Cecco dry), risotti, antipasti, seafood, meat, desserts and great wine.

Gallery Nights June 2015[BA Travel Guide]
The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from Plaza San Martín to Ayacucho and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.This event is totally free of charge.

YEITE[Noruega en Argentina]
From what I had read, it focused on great raw materials and just tasty, quality food. And that was true! It is a small place on what I call “the other side of Juan B. Justo.” We went for lunch and just had brie sandwhiches and butternut squash salad. It was all delicious!

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