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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Argentina: 500000 kilos of blueberries are lost for lack of pickers[FreshPlaza]
500,000 kilos of blueberries are lost for lack of pickers. The blueberry harvest is in full swing and the venture located in Yatasto has suffered some difficulties due to the lack of workers to hand pick the fruits in time.

BCRA launches large operation against foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers[Buenos Aires Herald]
The Central Bank (BCRA) has launched a large control operation  against foreign exchange offices, stockbrokers and credit unions in  Buenos Aires and La Plata cities. cities today.

Russia Today, Argentina Tomorrow[New York Times]
Earlier this month, the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, and the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, took part in a video conference to celebrate a new television partnership. Under the terms of the deal, the Russian-owned ...

Two New Metrobus Stations to be Dismantled[The Argentina Independent]
Two Metrobus stops that were built in Pompeya last year at a cost of $4m will be taken down to make way for a new transfer station. The Buenos Aires City government has been criticised by the opposition for its lack of planning ...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Viggo Mortensen in Jauja, an enigmatic Western from Argentina[Montreal Gazette]
Viggo Mortensen in Jauja, an enigmatic Western from ArgentinaMontreal Gazette (blog)Like El Ardor, another film from Argentina being shown at the Festival du nouveau cinema, Jauja has some mysterious mystical, mythological aspects. When Ingeborg runs off, Pittaluga offers to look for her, since he knows the desert.

La Boca motorcycle thief arrested for 'resisting the authorities'[Buenos Aires Herald]
Gastón Aguirre, who found fame online and on local TV last month  after he attempted to rob at gunpoint the backpack of a Canadian tourist  in La Boca while being filmed, has finally been arrested but not for anything related to robbery, he was accused of "resisting the  authorities."

Culture Can’t be Closed: Buenos Aires’ Cultural Centres Fight for Recognition[The Argentina Independent]
The muffled tick-tock of cumbia music emanated from El Quetzal Casa Cultural, a quaint, brightly painted building in Palermo Soho. Inside, two young women in matching gingham frocks made a fruit cocktail while balancing on their forearms —a spectacle of choreographed acrobatics. During the final round of applause, a simple woven basket was passed around ...

Simple Simon met a pieman…[SaltShaker]
The last few days, for the third year, the Feria Masticar has come to town (not that it goes to other towns, at least as far as I know). In 2012, I, along with roughly 50,000 other people, checked out the first edition of this gastronomic soiree.

Chinese loan to Argentina expected in November[Reuters]
A multibillion-dollar currency swap between Argentina and China will launch in November, bolstering the South American country's diminished foreign reserves, the central bank chief was quoted as saying in a local paper...

Number of homicides in Argentina again on the rise, indicate Healthcare stats[MercoPress]
The ministry's stats also seem to indicate that during periods of economic recession or crisis, the number of homicides climbs, and the contrary is also valid. In effect in 2010, the number of homicides reported in Argentina was 2.760, climbing to ...


Friday, 17 October 2014

Music and Dictatorship: The Cultural Legacy of ‘El Proceso’[The Argentina Independent]
Beyond the ubiquitous western obsession with Dylan, Joplin, the Beatles, or Patti Smith, equally impressive is the role Argentine rock- rock nacional- punk and heavy metal played in countering the countrys repressive political dynamics.

Argentina's stadiums and projects - Buenos Aires Herald[Buenos Aires Herald]
Lionel Messi trains at the national team's facilities in Ezeiza. Will he soon be performing in a new stadium there? 'Football for everybody' is being investigated for fraud. Among the ...

How to Buy Teatro Colón Tickets[Buenos Aires 4U]
Walking down Avenida 9 de Julio, its impossible to miss Teatro Colón, the citys grand opera theatre. A visit to this world-renowned theatre, one of the best opera houses in the world thanks to its second-to-none acoustics, is a must do activity in Buenos Aires. Attending a performance in Teatro Colón should be on any ...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Inside Buenos Aires’s Buildings with 48h Open House BsAs[Buenos Aires 4U]
Buenos Aires is a city well renowned for its architecture, with a mixture of influences, fitting for a cosmopolitan city home to a melting pot of cultures. With an eclectic mix of Belle Époque, Italian Renaissance, Art Deco and Neo-Gothic styles, a walk through the city is any architecture lovers dreams. If youve ever wondered

The best books on Argentina: start your reading here[The Guardian]
The narrator returns to Argentina in 2008 from self-imposed exile in Berlin to be with his dying father. In his parents' house, he finds a cache of documents relating to a recent missing-person case, that of 60-year-old Alberto José Burdisso. But the ...

US, Brazil and Argentina ports joining airports in Ebola screenings[FreshPlaza]
US, Brazil and Argentina ports joining airports in Ebola screenings. The US, Brazil and Argentinian governments have introduced Ebola screenings for vessels calling from West Africa, with crew subject to questionnaires and checkups. Vessels calling ...

Argentina All Set to Launch Own Satellite[teleSUR English]
ArSat-1 is the first geostationary satellite constructed by a Latin American country and forms part of a wider strategy to enhance Argentina's communications capacity. On Thursday, Argentina will launch into space the first geostationary satellite ever ...

Trial over Parque Indoamericano Occupation Opens[The Argentina Independent]
The trial of Diosnel Pérez and Leonardo Nardulli over their role in the planning and organisation of the December 2010 occupation of Parque Indoamericano opened today. The pair are the only ones facing trial in the case, as others who faced charges over the occupation, and the eviction of the occupiers, which resulted in the deaths of two people, have been acquitted. In December 2010, a group of 5,000 people had occupied ...

Argentina Black Market Proving Irresistible to Tourists[Bloomberg]
Like many of the tourists traveling to Argentina, Estefania turned to the illegal black market to take advantage of the peso's plunge after the nation defaulted in July. There, the local currency costs 74 percent less to obtain than at the official ...

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