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Saturday, 23 May 2015

School Gardens Combat Hunger in Argentina[Inter Press Service]
BUENOS AIRES, May 23 2015 (IPS) - In Argentina, where millions of families have unmet dietary needs despite the country's vast expanse of fertile land, the Huerta Niño project promotes organic gardens in rural primary schools, to teach children healthy...

Scandal in Argentina as Judges Say a Six-Year Old's Alleged Homosexuality[Global Voices Online]
A man charged with sexually assaulting a six-year-old, saw his sentence reduced to 38 months by the two appeal judges who determined the case had mitigating factors, namely that ...

Friday, 22 May 2015

May Revolution celebrations continue at Plaza de Mayo[Buenos Aires Herald]
continue today at Plaza de Mayo square, with  musical performances by Illya Kuriaki and the Valderramas and Richard  Coleman, as well as with artistic and cultural expositions set through  Diagonal Norte and Diagonal Sur streets.

Champagne Truck Drops Load on Panamericana, Population Goes Nuts[The Bubble]
And it never gets old. A truck drops its load and everyone celebrates because free stuff. This type of situation is particularly joyous whenever the load being dropped is an alcoholic beverage, because all the bros ...

La Salsera: The Home of Salsa in the City of Tango[The Argentina Independent]
La Salsera’s story was closely tied to the economic environment of Argentina. In 1988, when it opened, Argentina was a cheaper option for students from abroad. It was more expensive to come here to study, but Argentines began to be able to travel, to go to Miami, Puerto Rico, to Cuba, and to discover salsa.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Sorry, But The New Kirchner Cultural Center is Goddamn Beautiful[The Bubble]
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner officially inaugurated the Kirchner Cultural Center today, and while its nine-year development has seen its share of scandal due to its extremely overblown budget, it’s time for everyone to admit that the end result is pretty good.

Confidence From the End of the Kirchner Era: Is ‘Being Over’ Enough?[The Bubble]
As we get closer to election day, candidates will try to convince voters that they have an ace up their sleeve to conjure up economic growth. The center-right will push the idea of rational change as a catalyst that will ignite untold capital investment ...

Undercover BA: Hottest Emerging Designers[The Argentina Independent]
Now more than ever, it’s vital to shop smart in Buenos Aires. This isn’t always easy as many Argentine designers only have a local market, making it difficult for visitors to gauge quality through trial and error.

The Indy Eye: Feria Puro Diseño[The Argentina Independent]
It’s that time of the year again! The Feria PuroDiseño is upon us, this year celebrating its 15th anniversary. Taking place in Palermo until 25th May, over 350 designers from all over have transformed the sprawling La Rural into a spectacular exhibition.

There's a Hospital for Statues in Argentina[Smithsonian]
For example, a statue of Juan Perón, Argentina's public dictator, is still in limbo 40 years after his death. And Pope Francis, who was born in Buenos Aires, was so horrified about a life-sized statue of himself that he ordered it removed from the ...

Vegetable Seasons in Buenos Aires[Discover Buenos Aires]
zapallito) was before moving to Argentina. Im sure this is something my mother would have tried to force me to eat had they been in our local supermarket.

Through Your Lens: Argentina, A Country Of Extremes[Huffington Post]
Series brings you stunning photos taken by social media users in a different country around the world every week. This week, we explore the vast landscape that is Argentina. From cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to the...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Idiot Who Ruined Superclásico Won’t Go to Prison[The Bubble]
Javier Raidan, Napolitano’s attorney, requested for his client not to be detained while the investigation continued. Judge Carlos Ponte granted his request and confirmed that the attacker will not go to prison, since such a felony has a 16-month maximum sentence for the accused, which means that according to the local Criminal Code he gets probation.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Buenos Aires Street Style Autumn 2015: Barrancas de Belgrano[The Argentina Independent]
We wrap up this season’s street style series with Belgrano. Many of the fashionistas we talked to in this barrio prefer to play it safe when it comes to fashion, especially when compared to the other neighborhoods’ we have visited this season.

Monday, 18 May 2015

No action as Argentina's illegal sweatshops flourish[Aljazeera.com (blog)]
In Argentina they call sweatshops talleres clandestinos or clandestine workshops. But everyone, it seems, knows where they are. They certainly now know the whereabouts of the one on the corner of Pez and Terrada streets in the Flores neighbourhood of...

Cat calling in Buenos Aires versus elsewhere[urbanexpats.com]
My experience with cat calling until arriving in Buenos Aires (in the United States, Europe, and other parts of Latin America) was as follows: men in teams or groups, yelling or speaking loudly, sometimes using vulgar or offensive language, sometimes ...

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