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    The crisis of Argentine gradualism

    The crisis of Argentine gradualism (economist.com) When he was unexpectedly elected Argentina’s president in 2015 Mauricio Macri faced a task that was about as simple as walking a tightrope across the Iguazú falls while grilling a steak. His predecessor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, had...
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    A city of style and sizzle

    Buenos Aires: A city of style and sizzle (National Geographic) Welcome to Argentina’s capital, where European sophistication meets Latin passion—and the streets are a-tango 24/7.
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    State Workers Protest April 5

    Buenos Aires Strikes Again: State Workers Protest April 5 (Telesur) Since December the administration of right-wing President Mauricio Macri has let go over 1,000 state employees, including hundreds of state radio workers following IMF austerity recommendations. The Buenos Aires province...
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    Is Argentina Finally Cracking Down On Corruption?

    Is Argentina Finally Cracking Down On Corruption? (Forbes) Argentina has long been viewed as a high risk country for corruption where foreign companies may be placed at risk of violating anti-corruption laws in their home jurisdictions... Over the last few years the business culture in...
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    Argentine first names

    The government published Argentine first names data from Registro Nacional de las Personas since 1922. The most common first names are Juan and María, followed by Carlos and Beatriz. The longest male first name is "Francisco Alfredo Del Perpetuo Socorro". The longest female first name is...
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    Woman refused entry into BA nightclub for being 'too fat'

    Woman banned from birthday party after nightclub bouncer said she was 'too fat to come in' (mirror.co.uk) Agustina Rios Martinez said a bouncer banned her from the Rose in Rio club in the Buenos Aires, Argentina when she arrived with her boyfriend. She says the couple had been invited to a...
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    Inside Argentina's jockey school

    Inside Argentina's jockey school (cnn.com) On the outskirts of Argentina's sprawling capital Buenos Aires there is a school providing an unlikely opportunity for teenagers from all over the country.
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    Macri’s Argentina: Is This Time Different?

    Macri’s Argentina: Is This Time Different? (americasquarterly.org) They are doing exactly the same as liberals have done in the past and we’ll see exactly the same pendular swing back to Peronism when it breaks down. Going further back in history, it is easy to see this government's policies as...
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    H&M TV ad shot in Buenos Aires

    Elizabeth Olsen, Winona Ryder and others dance in the streets of Buenos Aires in a recent H&M ad. The campain apparently celebrates "female empowerment and solidarity".
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    Amazon is to set up a big data center in Bahía Blanca

    Amazon descarta Chile y se inclina por montar su centro de datos en Bahía Blanca (La Política Online, in Spanish) Amazon is very close to installing a data center for all of Latin America in Bahía Blanca. It is an investment of 300 million dollars that would employ the 700 people who work for...
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    Masterpieces from the Renaissance to romanticism

    (Upcoming) 3/27 - 7/29 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes presents an exhibition of works by old masters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods from two Hungarian museums. Mounted Warrior bronze sculpture attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, masterpieces of Rafael, Rubens, Titian, El Greco, Lorenzo...
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    Loose Dogs in the Museum

    Exhibition "Loose Dogs in the Museum" held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Xinhua) The exhibition "Loose Dogs in the Museum" is held until March 18 at the National Decorative Art Museum in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. It is showing more than 200 porcelain sculptures of dogs in coincidence...
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    G20 meeting in Argentina

    Trump's tariffs to be debated in the land of protectionism: Argentina - Mar. 19, 2018 (CNN Money) Fears of a trade war could be cooled or kindled Monday and Tuesday at the G20 meetings in Argentina -- a country infamous for its own tariffs and trade barriers. After decades of protectionism...
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    Argentina's failing public schools

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    Mutant animals born in Argentina

    'Octo-pigs' and 'demon goats': Why are mutant animals being born in Argentina? (Fox News) From an eight-legged pig to a “demon” goat, a host of mutant animals have been born in Argentina in recent years, sparking concerns that pollution is responsible for the abnormalities.
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    Calls for legal abortion grow in Argentina

    'Women in Argentina live in hell': calls for legal abortion grow (The Guardian) A groundswell of support for Argentinian women to be allowed terminations in the early weeks of pregnancy could soon culminate in a change to the law
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    Inflation Stalks Macri in Argentina

    Inflation Stalks Macri in Argentina (WSJ) Mauricio Macri shocked Argentina—and even his own supporters—by winning the presidency in 2015 in a runoff against a Peronist party rival. But if the founder of the young Republican Proposal Party is still in office when his four-year term ends in...
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    Welsh town in Argentina

    Exploring a Welsh town in Argentina ( Daily Mail Online ) In 1861, a group of men met to discuss the possibility of founding a new Welsh 'promised land'. There had been previous attempts to land in America but the areas were too well populated and the pressure to adopt English was too great...
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    Irish diaspora in Argentina

    Irish in Argentina: Not always a successful diaspora story. (irishtimes.com) Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is a descendent of Patrick Lynch, who arrived in Argentina from Ireland in the mid-1700s.
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    Macri opens free trade zone in Jujuy

    Macri opens free trade zone in Jujuy to develop northern Argentina – The Santiago Times (santiagotimes.cl) At a press conference in the town of Perico, where a special regime will be established in which the merchandise will not be subjected to the customary control of the customs service, the...