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    The peso real - a new single currency for the Mercosur

    A Common Brazil-Argentina Currency? A 'Distant Mirage' For Now (bloomberg) After meeting his counterpart Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on Thursday, Bolsonaro said the nations were taking a "first step" toward "the dream of a single currency in the Mercosur area, the peso real."
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    Argentina's complicated economic situation

    https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/economy/imf-chief-we-underestimated-argentinas-complicated-economic-situation.phtml Inflation "is starting to fall, but it's taking longer than we had expected," Lagarde declared.
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    In Search for a Truly Argentine Beer

    My Search for a Truly Argentine Beer (the bubble) This is a quest to find a "Truly Argentine Beer". Author seems to be deeply familiar with local craft beer called Schaferhund, but suddenly runs into a rusty street sign reading Antares. Hooray! The choice is made!
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    Argentina in its Labyrinth

    An interview with Claudio Katz, a professor of economics at the UBA. https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/argentina-macri-imf-austerity-kirchner
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    Marta Minujin's sculpture in new Retiro subway station

    Why the 3 New E Line Subte Stations Feature Female Argentine Artists (the bubble) The real news comes from the fact that every station has been intervened by three of the top female artists Argentina has to offer: Marta Minujín (Retiro), Gachi Hasper (Catalinas) and Marcela Cabutti (Correo...
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    Argentina’s election won’t change its economic options

    https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/opinion-and-analysis/argentinas-election-wont-change-its-economic-options.phtml
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    No more defaults for Argentina

    Argentina Opposition Candidate Fernandez Pledges No Default (bloomberg) Argentine opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez said he won’t lead the country into default if he wins the presidential election in October, seeking to reassure investors who fear a new government might renege on its...
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    Argentina to pay 320M over Aerolíneas nationalization

    Aerolineas was nationalized back in 2008. Court ordered to pay former owners 320 million dollars. https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/argentina-to-pay-us320m-in-damages-over-aerolineas-nationalisation-court.phtml
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    Millenials show for learning Argentine slang

    This is a review of Argentine TV show called "Millenials" that is on Netflix. Author says it is useful for leaning local slang. https://www.thebubble.com/millennials-guilty-pleasure/
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    An article about today's strike

    https://www.apnews.com/0ff033f241fb4ec2bd99b59c5db9aec8
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    Netflix plans to produce more TV series in Argentina

    Netflix starts filming several new TV shows here in Argentina. https://www.thebubble.com/new-argentine-shows-netflix/ And by the way, do you find Netflix useful for learning the language?
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    Corruption trial against K

    Here is a good recent summary of corruption trial against Cristina. https://www.apnews.com/c0033d4679534708a6bf92c88d57f6ee
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    Electric scooters in BA

    Rappi, a Colombian on-demand delivery company, in cooperation with Grin, a Mexican mobility startup, have started renting scooters in multiple locations in Buenos Aires. Apparently, the price of a 10 minute ride is 95 pesos. Do you think this a viable transportation option...
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    Electric buses on Line 59

    Two first electric buses start operating on route 59 this Thursday. I have high hopes for electric vehicles. Less noise from the street, can you imagine? https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2019/05/16/como-funcionan-los-colectivos-electricos-que-comenzaran-a-circular-en-la-ciudad-de-buenos-aires/
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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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