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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: is the fairytale ending for Argentina's new Evita?[The Guardian]
If such a massive and spontaneous display of respect for the man who dared accuse Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in court of attempting to cover up what he alleged was Iran's role in the deadliest terrorist bombing in Argentina's history grated on the ...

Barbecue joints and a boho vibe in the Tigre delta, Argentina[The Guardian]
This is the Paraná delta, a 300km network of waterways that stretches from central Argentina to the gaping mouth of the River Plate. It's a vast stretch of lush green land chopped into hundreds of islands by veins of water running in all directions ...

Monday, 23 February 2015

Bill O'Reilly told different accounts of encounter at gunpoint in Argentina[The Guardian]
Former CBS colleagues, talking to CNN, disputed O'Reilly's claim that he dragged a bleeding cameraman to safety during clashes between protesters and government forces following Argentina's surrender to the UK. Several have said they recall no such ...

Super Duper Uber Excitement[The Bubble]
Word on the street is that Uber might be coming to Buenos Aires. Last Friday, journalist Pablo Fernández noticed a post published on LinkedIn by Uber looking for a General Manager for the Buenos Aires branch. There is no indication of when, but this is a pretty promising sign that they will open up shop here fairly soon.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

February 24, 1946: Juan Peron is Elected President of Argentina[The Nation. (blog)]
On this day in 1946, Juan Peron was elected as president of Argentina. Stanley Ross, an expert in Latin American affairs and later the editor of El Diario de New York, wrote an article for the Nation of February 16, 1946, on “Peron: South American Hitler ...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

400000 rally in Argentina over Nisman death[Sky News Australia]
Drenched in driving rain and led by prosecutors and opposition figures, the rally is the first major public show of defiance in a murky case that has ignited a political firestorm in Argentina and piled the pressure on President Cristina Kirchner ...

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Argentina For Export: Contemporary Cultural Heroes[The Real Argentina]
Following TRA’s recent look at chefs and sommeliers having an impact around the world, this time we meet some of Argentina’a contemporary cultural heroes, including a Golden Globe winner and a Laurence Olivier Award winner.

Monday, 16 February 2015

One of the things I still do not understand about Argentina[Discover Buenos Aires]
After many years here, I still do not understand why larger quantities almost always cost more. Can anyone explain? Am I paying more for convenience?

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Most Romantic Places in Buenos Aires[Buenos Aires 4U]
Buenos Aires oozes romance and passion. Not just through the intimate tango, but with its Latin warmth, gorgeous architecture, picnic-perfect parks, late-night cafés and sultry atmosphere. Whether youre here for a special Valentines Day or just want to soak up the love-vibes in February, we have you covered for finding the most romantic places in Buenos Aires, at any time of the day.

VIDEO: Gualeguaychú, Argentina’s National Carnaval[The Argentina Independent]
He sashays through the parade in an enormous renaissance-style gown, smiling to expose oversized faux-teeth. A bush-sized feather wig sits atop his painted white face, dramatic eyebrows framing his red contacts. Tonight, he’s the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. But this afternoon, Gervasio Larrivey was applying makeup to some 300 other Gualeguaychú carnaval participants.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Four Ways to Celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Weekend in Buenos Aires[The Bubble]
Its Valentines Day weekend, and by now it is pretty much an established fact that love sucks and/or doesnt exist. However, the market, peer pressure and pop culture all dictate that we all start uploading images of hearts, effeminate-looking cherubs and photos of ourselves looking happy with our significant other ...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Pouring Wine From a Pingüino in Argentina[OZY]
When she traveled to Argentina last spring, Kansas lawyer Tracey Bamberger knew that her Argentine colleague would want a particular souvenir: “Just one penguin. It could even be a small one.” But she didn't want just any old penguin. She was after a ...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Undercover BA
I am constantly inspired by the multi-faceted nature of this city and the many hidden spots waiting to be unearthed. Here is a pick of some of favourite new discoveries and recommendations to kick off 2015.

Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner Lobbies Argentina for Asylum[The Bubble]
Two months ago, worlds coolest president Uruguayan José Pepe Mujica displayed his awesomeness by taking in six Guantánamo Bay Prison detainees for resettlement.Upon their arrival to Uruguay, Mujica stated they would be considered totally free men, being able to stay or go as they pleased. One of them took Pepes word last Sunday. Jihad Diyab crossed the Rio deLa Plata to ask Cristina ...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Chinese New Year Celebration in Belgrano[BA Travel Guide]
The Chinese New Year 4713 will be celebrated at the Chinese Quarter (Arribeños  Juramento) and Barrancas de Belgrano (Juramento  Virrey Vertiz). On this occasion, to mark the start of the Year of Wooden Sheep, a special two-day celebration will be held, on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 ...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

How Argentina 'Suicides' the Truth[New York Times]
Political "suicides" are so common in Argentina that a special word has been invented for them. Ask different people in Buenos Aires today and they may disagree whether the crusading prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered or took ...

Monday, 09 February 2015

The world's coolest cloning lab is at a polo club in Argentina[Fusion]
The world's coolest cloning lab is at a polo club in ArgentinaFusionAbout an hour east of Buenos Aires, there are eight horses that look exactly the same. They have the same athletic build and quirky fears. And seven of them ...

Catacombs[The Argentina Independent]
Shaped in the old times of the Cold War, the Argentine intelligence services were organised according to the national security doctrine, which identified communism as the main external challenge and insurgency as the internal enemy, occasionally adding ...

Saturday, 07 February 2015

Where To Spend Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires[Buenos Aires 4U]
What better place is there to spend the 14th of February than in the city that mixes old-world charm with Latin passion? Valentines Day in Buenos Aires, also known as San Valentín or Dia de los Enamorados, may not be widely celebrated by Argentines, but that doesnt mean there arent plenty of romantic options for a special day.

Friday, 06 February 2015

ATP World Tour Comes To Buenos Aires[The Bubble]
Argentina is gearing up to welcome the ATP World Tour to its shores this February, with Spaniard Rafa Nadal the biggest name on the bill at Palermo’s Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club The tournament gets under way Saturday the 21st and concludes with Nadal winning the final the following Sunday.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Homeless People Protest for ‘Freedom From Poverty’[The Bubble]
An organized An organised protest will take place today near the Chacarita Cementary. Fed up of the alleged abuse of the Metropolitan Police, the homeless people who live near the cemetery unite to “escape the confinement of poverty”.

Penguins of Patagonia. Up Close and Personal[The Real Argentina]
For some visitors to Argentina, the closest they get to a penguin is a jar of house wine at a Buenos Aires restaurant. But if porcelain pinguïnos aren’t enough, there are also ways to see the birds in the wild, although you’ll have to travel a bit further south of the capital.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Dead Argentine prosecutor had drafted request for president's arrest[Reuters]
An Argentine prosecutor found dead in mysterious circumstances last month had drafted a request that President Cristina Fernandez be arrested for conspiring to derail his probe into the deadly bombing of a Jewish center, the ...

Monday, 02 February 2015

Can Monetary Policy Turn Argentina Into Japan?[Seeking Alpha (registration)]
Monetary policy is as much about politics as it is economics. It affects the ways in which wealth is created, allocated, and retained and it determines the balance of power between providers of capital and users of capital.

‘Relatos Salvajes’ Won’t Win The Oscar. Here’s Why.[The Bubble]
Loyalty aside, Relatos Salvajes was one of my favorite movies of 2014, but it’s not going to pick up any awards. Not in the US anyway.

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