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Monday, 13 April 2015

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of BAFICI[The Argentina Independent]
15th April marks the start of one of the most popular festivals organised by the city of Buenos Aires: the BAFICI international film festival, ten days jam packed with cine and more cine. The Village Recoleta is once again the official headquarters of the festival, but there are screenings across the city in neighbourhoods like ...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Four Paradoxes of the Election Campaign[The Argentina Independent]
Politics is always many things: a struggle for power, of course, but also the defence of ideas, the construction of a discourse, masking interests, ingenuity. With six months to go to the presidential election, and four to the primaries, the campaign is starting to define itself around four paradoxes ...

Gallery Nights April 2015[BA Travel Guide]
Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 60 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día once a month, between April and December.The next edition will be held on Thursday, April 16th...

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Another Hamburguesa Round-Up[SaltShaker]
I thought it might be time for another concentrated look at one of our favorite expat casual meals. The list of burgers has gotten longer and longer  and there are still more places to try, let alone, some of the oldest reviews are probably worth revisiting.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Justin Bieber will be arrested if he ever returns to Argentina[Business Insider]
In November, another local judge magistrate had ordered Bieber to appear for questioning within two months over the same alleged incident and requested the assistance of Argentina's Interpol branch to help locate the 21-year-old. Bieber has had a ...

Image: Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina, from orbit[Phys.Org]
Glaciares National Park, Argentina, from orbit Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field – the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field – and two lakes are pictured in this image of Argentina's Los Glaciares ...

Llallawavis scagliai: New Terror Bird Discovered in Argentina - Sci[News.com]
A group of paleontologists has described a new genus and species of Phorusrhacidae that lived in what is now Argentina during the Pliocene epoch, around 3.5 million years ago.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015

BA gears up to headbang with Piazzolla[Buenos Aires Herald]
Former Megadeth guitarist teams up with Escalandrum to deliver surprising tribute Did you know that there is a Japan-based American celebrity wandering around Buenos Aires? Right. Did you know that he is a distinguished guitar player, the one who reshaped US thrash-metal band Megadeth’s guitar sound during the 90s? And here is the hook...

Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Malbec World Day 2015[BA Travel Guide]
Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17th every year. On the 2015 edition of Malbec World Day, more than 70 events will take place in 64 cities of 50 countries around the world to pay tribute to Argentina's flagship grape variety.  All of them will feature three short films specially produced to get the audience to become better acquainted with the Argentine culture, and particularly with Malbec wine.

Monday, 06 April 2015

This is what it looks like when Argentina tries to embarrass your entire company[Business Insider]
Argentina, to review, refuses to pay NML because, unlike 93% of bondholders, NML has refused to take a haircut on any of the Argentine debt it purchased in a fire sale after the country defaulted back in 2001. This business with Citibank is just one moving ...

Thursday, 02 April 2015

45,000 expected to attend Way of the Cross in BA City[Buenos Aires Herald]
The Good Friday celebration started in the Lorea Square and The Buenos Aires Archbishopric and the Friends of the Avenida De Mayo Association were calling people to attend the Via Crucis ceremony that will go   across the Avenida de Mayo heading to the Plaza de Mayo Square. Diocese  authorities, bishops, Buenos Aires City officials and legislators were  taking part in the ceremony. traditional avenue in the Argentine capital city.

Saturday, 04 April 2015

Argentina handed Falklands "Invasion Handbook" in MoD blunder[Express.co.uk]
That gives Argentina an interesting window into how best to use a limited number of strikes – where to target them to do the most amount of potential damage to operations. If you know that, at certain times, most of the length of the longest runway is ...

Thursday, 02 April 2015

Organic and Healthy Food Market in Palermo - April 2015[BA Travel Guide]
The main producers of organic and healthy food in Argentina will gather again in a street market in Buenos Aires, on Friday April 3rd and Saturday April 4th, 2015, from 10 am to 7 pm, with free access to the public. Visitors will have an opportunity to taste free samples and buy at a promotional prices natural foods and beverages ...

Money Transfer Services to Require a CUIL[Discover Buenos Aires]
As of April 1, 2015, any foreign national residing in Argentina for more than 90 days will be required to present a CUIL or CUIT in order to pick up money from any of the money transfer services (Xoom, Azimo, Ria, etc.). This does not apply if your last date of entry into Argentina is less than 90 days ago.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Journey Through Time: The Life of Calle Florida[The Argentina Independent]
“When we were children, if we wanted to go to the Calle Florida, we had to dress our very best. If we didn’t have the correct clothing we didn’t go, we were ashamed.” Sara Schindler, on her 85th birthday, remembers the elegance and class that defined the Florida of her childhood in the 1940s. Calle Florida, of which she speaks adoringly, was the centre of a city that, during that era, buzzed with progress and sophistication.

The Best Empanadas in Buenos Aires[Gringo in BA]
Empanadas – you’ll see them in bakeries, restaurants, kiosks, supermarkets and gas stations. So whats all the fuss about? Well, the empanada is quite possibly the king of snacks. Think along the lines of a bite-size Cornish pasty stuffed with savory goodness, which you can easily eat four or five (quite possibly more) of in a single sitting. In fact, not only are they a great snack, they fit all purposes and occasions: for lunch; for a birthday party; to accompany a Quilmes and a fútbol match ...

Shopping behind Closed Doors: The Best of BA’s Private Showrooms[The Real Argentina]
Some of the best things in BA can be found behind closed doors, be it dining, cocktails, art and even shopping. Over the last few years a large chunk of BA’s shopping scene has gone underground due to soaring rents for retail spaces. The trend for emerging designers and brands is to sell their collections by appointment only from the privacy of their apartment or a private studio space or workshop. For shoppers, it makes the whole experience a lot more personal and interesting as the designers ...

Monday, 30 March 2015

Today's strike[Buenos Aires Herald]

The probable success of today’s virtually general strike should not be taken as a measure of its moral and social legitimacy. That success was ensured from the beginning of a stoppage originating as a transport union protest since this enforces the inactivity of all other sectors (as was evident last April when the industrial unions were clearly supportive of the government but factories were nevertheless crippled).

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